Maratino language

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Region NE Mexico
Extinct (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3 None (mis)
Glottolog mara1266[1]
The location of Maratino in Tamaulipas state

Maratino is a barely attested extinct language that was spoken in north-east Mexico, near Martín, Tamaulipas. Swanton, who called it 'Tamaulipeco', classified it as Uto-Aztecan based on a few obvious cognates, such as Maratino chiguat 'woman' ~ Nahuatl cihuātl 'woman' and peyot 'peyote' ~ Nahuatl peyotl, but other scholars have not considered this to be enough to classify the language.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Maratino". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

The little material that is recorded is published in

  • John Swanton, 1940, Linguistic material from the tribes of southern Texas and northern Mexico. (122–124)