Tacuate people

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The Tacuate are an indigenous people who live in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico. They speak a Mixtec language. In 2010, there were 1,500 speakers of the Tacuate language.[1]

Most of the people are engaged in subsistence agriculture, with some keeping cattle and goats, and with women producing textile crafts for a source of cash. Land tenure is usually communal. The Tacuate live in two municipalities in the Mixteca de la Costa area: Santa María Zacatepec in the Putla district and Santiago Ixtayutla in the Jamiltepec district.[2]

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  1. ^ INALI (2012) México: Lenguas indígenas nacionales
  2. ^ "Tacuate". visiteoaxaca.com. Retrieved 2010-07-20.