Ixtenco Otomi

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Ixtenco Otomi
Tlaxcala Otomi
Native toMexico
Ethnicity5,360 (1990 census)[1]
Native speakers
460 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3otz

Ixtenco Otomi, also known as Tlaxcala Otomi, is a native American language spoken in the town of San Juan Bautista Ixtenco in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. It has been classified as Eastern Otomi by Lastra (2006). Lastra considers Ixtenco Otomí to be a very conservative dialect.

In Tlaxcala, Otomí was also formerly spoken in nearby Huamantla, located to the north (Carrasco 1950). To the east, it was spoken in Nopaluca, San Salvador el Seco, and Cuapiaxtla. Some families from Ixtenco have migrated to Máximo Serdán in Rafael Lara Grajales, Puebla (Lastra 1998).


  1. ^ a b Ixtenco Otomi at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Ixtenco Otomi". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  • Lastra, Yolanda. 1998. Ixtenco Otomi. Munich: LINCOM EUROPA.
  • Lastra, Yolanda (2006). Los Otomies – Su lengua y su historia (in Spanish). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, Instituto de investigaciones Antropológicas. ISBN 9789703233885.