Guerrero Amuzgo language

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Guerrero Amuzgo
Ñomndaa
Native toMexico
RegionGuerrero
Native speakers
31,000 (2000)[1]
Oto-Manguean
Language codes
ISO 639-3amu
Glottologguer1243
ELPGuerrero Amuzgo

The Guerrero Amuzgo language is an Amuzgo language spoken in southwest Guerrero state in Mexico.[2]

Statistics and history[edit]

There are 23,000 speakers, 10,000 that are monolingual. It is also known as Nomndaa or Ñomndaa.[2] It belongs to the Oto-Manguean language family and the Amuzgoan subfamily.[2] The use of the language is widespread and it is learned as a second language by Spanish and Nahuatl speakers living with the Guerrero speakers.[2]

There is a positive cultural affinity toward the tongue and it is used in business, religion, and taught bilingually with Spanish until 6th grade.[2] 10% of adults and 15% of children are literate in Amuzgo Guerrero.[2] There are media such as videos, a dictionary and radio broadcasts in the language that propagate its use.[2]


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