500.000 speakers
4 language specific characters
ISO 639 code: zap
There are about 60 Zapotecan languages spoken in Mexico. They are part of the Oto-Manguean family of languages and there is mutual intelligibility between some of them. About half a million people speak these languages in southern Mexico, especially in the states of Oaxaca, Puebla, and Guerrero, and they can be divided into four groups: Northern Zapotec (Zapoteco de la Sierra Norte), Valley Zapotec, Southern Zapotec (Zapoteco de la Sierra Sur), and Isthmus Zapotec.
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younger brothers
older brothers
sample text

Cadi gácalu’ ti chicuyu pa nácalu’ ti manihuiini’ ruundanixe. Cadi gácalu’ ti manihuiini’ ruundanixe pacaa ti bitindi’, pa nácalu’ ti bi’cu’. Tutiica zanda guibidxiaa guni ridxi. Nácanu Underware.

translation kindly provided by Victor Terán