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Cuicatec people
Total population
12,785 (2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Cuicatec & spanish
Related ethnic groups
Mixtec people and Trique people

The Cuicatecs are an indigenous people of Mexico. The Cuicatecs traditionally speak the Cuicatec language and are closely related to the Mixtecs.

They inhabit two towns in the state of Oaxaca: Teutila and Tepeuxila. According to the 2012 census, they number around 12,785, of whom an estimated 65% are speakers of the language.[1] The name Cuicatec is a Nahuatl exonym, from [ˈkʷika] 'song' [ˈteka] 'inhabitant of place of'.[2]


  1. ^ a b INEGI. "Lenguas indígenas en México y hablantes (de 5 años y más) al 2010". Cuentame, información para niños y no tan niños. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Campbell 1997:402)

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