Mixtepec Zapotec

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Mixtepec Zapotec
(San Juan Mixtepec)
Native to Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Native speakers
(7,000 cited 1991)[1]
  • San Jose Lachiguiri
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zpm
Glottolog mixt1426[2]

Mixtepec Zapotec (San Juan Mixtepec Zapotec, Eastern Miahuatlán Zapotec) is an Oto-Manguean language of Oaxaca, Mexico. It is reported to have 80% intelligibility with Lapaguía Zapotec, but with only 45% intelligibility in the other direction.[1]

The variety of San Jose Lachiguiri is perhaps a separate language.[3]


  1. ^ a b Mixtepec Zapotec at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Mixtepec Zapotec". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Merrill, 2008. Classification of Zapotec languages by regions as an aid to language development programs