Loxicha Zapotec

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Loxicha Zapotec
Native to Mexico
Region south Oaxaca
Native speakers
75,000 (2000 census)[1]
  • San Agustín Loxicha
  • San Bartolomé Loxicha
  • San Andrés Paxtlán
  • San Miguel Suchixtepec
Language codes
ISO 639-3 ztp
Glottolog loxi1235[2]

Loxicha Zapotec (Western Pochutla Zapotec) is a Zapotec language of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is one of the most populous varieties of Zapotec, and the majority of speakers are monolingual.

Not all varieties of Zapotec from towns named "Loxicha" are part of Loxicha Zapotec. San Baltázar Loxicha Zapotec, which includes Santa Catarina Loxicha, is a distinct language.


  1. ^ Loxicha Zapotec at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Loxicha Zapotec". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.