Zaniza Zapotec

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Zaniza Zapotec
(Santa María Zaniza)
Western Sola de Vega Zapotec
Papabuco
Native to Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Native speakers
unknown (770 cited 1990 census)[1]
Oto-Manguean
Language codes
ISO 639-3 zpw
Glottolog zani1235[2]

Zaniza Zapotec (Zapoteco de Santa María Zaniza) is an Oto-Manguean language of western Oaxaca, Mexico. It is one of several Zapotec languages called Papabuco. It has only 10% intelligibility with Texmelucan Zapotec, its closest important relative. (Speakers of the nearly extinct Elotepec Zapotec have 70% understanding of Zaniza, but it is not known if the reverse is true,[3] so this may be a question of familiarity.)

The language is spoken in Santa María Zaniza, Oaxaca.[4] As of 2003, the language had about 400 fluent speakers.[5] It is also spoken in Santiago Textitlán.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zaniza Zapotec at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Zaniza Zapotec". Glottolog. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  3. ^ Egland, Bartholomew, & Cruz Ramos. 1983 [1978]. La inteligibilidad interdialectal en México: Resultados de algunos sondeos.[1]
  4. ^ Opferstein, Natalie. "Spanish Loanwords and the Historical Phonology of Zaniza Zapotec" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Graduate Student Profile - Natalie Operstein (Indo-European Studies)". UCLA Graduate Division. Retrieved 2013-09-18. 

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