Mazaltepec Zapotec

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Mazaltepec Zapotec
(Santo Tomás Mazaltepec)
Native to Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Native speakers
unknown (2,200 cited 1990 census)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zpy
Glottolog maza1294[2]

Mazaltepec Zapotec, also known as Etla Zapotec, is a divergent Zapotec language of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It stands apart from other varieties of Zapotec; it has only 10% intelligibility with San Juan Guelavía Zapotec (at least with some varieties, as that may not be a single language), but zero intelligibility with other varieties of Zapotec that have been tested. The moribund Tejalapan Zapotec may be closer.


  1. ^ Mazaltepec Zapotec at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Mazaltepec Zapotec". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.