Tacuate people

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The Tacuate are an indigenous people who live in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. They speak a variant of the Mixtec language. In 1992, there were about 6,000 speakers of the Tacuate dialect, of whom less than 20% were monolingual.[1]

Most of the people are engaged in subsistence agriculture, with some keeping cattle and goats, and with women producing textile crafts for a source of cash. Land tenure is usually communal. The Tacuate live in two municipalities in the Mixteca de la Costa area: Santa María Zacatepec in the Putla district and Santiago Ixtayutla in the Jamiltepec district.[2]

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  1. ^ "Mixtec, Santa María Zacatepec". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Tacuate". visiteoaxaca.com. Retrieved 2010-07-20.