Zoque languages

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O'de püt
Ethnicity: Zoques
Chiapas, Oaxaca, Tabasco
Linguistic classification: Mixe–Zoquean
  • Zoque
Glottolog: zoqu1261[1]
Locations (green) where Zoquean languages are spoken

The Zoque /ˈsk/[2] languages form a primary branch of the Mixe–Zoquean language family indigenous to southern Mexico. They are spoken by around 70,000 indigenous Zoque people. The Zoques[which?] call their language O'de püt.

Zoque-language[which?] programming is carried by the CDI's radio station XECOPA, broadcasting from Copainalá, Chiapas.


Zoquean languages fall in three groups:


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zoque". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh
  • Wichmann, Søren, 1995. The Relationship Among the Mixe–Zoquean Languages of Mexico. University of Utah Press. Salt Lake City. ISBN 0-87480-487-6

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