Chiapanec language

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Native toMexico
Extinctca. 2000?
Language codes
ISO 639-3cip

Chiapanec is a presumably extinct indigenous Mexican language of the Oto-Manguean language family. The 1990 census[2] reported 17 speakers of the language in southern Chiapas out of an ethnic population of 32, but later investigations failed to find any speakers.[3]

There are, however, a number of written sources on the language. Vocabularies and grammars based on these materials include Aguilar Penagos (2012) and Carpio-Penagos and Álvarez-Vázquez (2014).

It is closely related to Mangue.


  • Aguilar Penagos, Mario. (2012) "Gramática de la lengua chiapaneca." México: FONCA-CONACULTA 21 .
  • del Carpio-Penagos, Carlos Uriel, and Juan Ramón Álvarez-Vázquez. (2014)"Vocabulary of the Chiapaneca Language from the Late 18th Century."Revista LiminaR. Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos 12.1 .


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Chiapanec". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. ^ Ethnologue report for language code:cip
  3. ^ LISTSERV 14.4 Archived October 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine