Totonac languages

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This article is a stub about the Totonac languages that form the main group of the Totonacan language family together with the Tepehua languages. For detailed information on grammar, speaker demography and sociolinguistics of the Totonacan languages see Totonacan languages.
Totonac
Native to Mexico
Region Puebla, Veracruz, Zacatlán
Ethnicity Totonac people
Native speakers
unknown (200,000 cited 1980 census)[1]
Official status
Regulated by INALI
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
toc – Coyutla Totonac
tlp – Filomena Mata-Coahuitlán Totonac
tos – Highland Totonac
top – Papantla Totonac
tcw – Tecpatlán Totonac
tku – Upper Necaxa Totonac
tqt – Ozumatlán Totonac
too – Xicotepec de Juárez Totonac
tlc – Yecuatla Totonac
Glottolog toto1252[2]

Totonac is an language cluster of Mexico, spoken across a number of central Mexican states by the Totonac people. It is a Mesoamerican language and shows many of the traits which define the Mesoamerican Linguistic Area. Along with some 62 other indigenous languages, it is recognised as an official language of Mexico, though as a single language.[3]

Languages[edit]

See Totonacan languages.

See also[edit]

  • Totonacapan (for a list of municipalities with Totonac speakers)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coyutla Totonac at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Totonac". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos de los Pueblos Indígenas  PDF (56.2 KiB) ("General Law of the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous peoples"), decree published 13 March 2003