Zoogocho Zapotec

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Zoogocho Zapotec
(San Bartolomé Zoogocho)
Pronunciation [diʒaʔˈʐon]
Native to Mexico
Region Northern Oaxaca
Native speakers
1,400  (ca. 1991)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zpq
Glottolog zoog1238[2]

Zoogocho Zapotec, or Diža'xon,[3] is a Zapotec language of Oaxaca, Mexico.

It is spoken in San Bartolomé Zoogocho, Oaxaca, Santa María Yalina, Tabehua, and Oaxaca City.[4]

As of 2013, about 1,500 "Zoogochenses" live in Los Angeles, California. Classes are held in the MacArthur Park neighborhood to preserve the Zoogocho Zapotec language.[5]

The language is also known as Tabehua, Yalina, Zapoteco de San Bartolomé Zoogocho, and Zoogocho.[6]


  1. ^ Zoogocho Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zoogocho Zapotec". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Long & Cruz (1999)
  4. ^ Zoogocho Zapotec at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  5. ^ "Los Angeles immigrant community pushes to keep Zapotec language alive". PRI, Public Radio International. 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  6. ^ "OLAC resources in and about the Zoogocho Zapotec language". Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  • Sonnenschein, Aaron Huey (2005). A descriptive grammar of San Bartolomé Zoogocho Zapotec. Munich: Lincom Europa. ISBN 9783895868030. 

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