Albarradas Zapotec


  • Language: Albarradas Zapotec
  • Alternate names: Santo Domingo Albarradas Zapotec, Zapotec, Albarradas, Zapoteco de Santo Domingo Albarradas
  • Language code: sant1448, sant1450
  • Language family: Otomanguean; Zapotecan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 5,500
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script:

More information:

    1 of approx. 11-12 Central Zapotec languages. Ethnologue list 57 Zapotec languages. INALI gives 62 "variantes" of Zapoteco. SIL and INALI distinguish varieties of Zapotec, some of which are mutually intelligible dialects of the same language. The exact number of distinct languages is unclear. The most current linguistic research suggests approximately 18 Zapotec languages distributed in 5 major groups (language areas): (1) Northern (ca. 5 languages); (2) Central (ca. 7 languages); (3) Southern (ca. 4 languages); (4) Papabuco (1 language); (5) Western (1 language)."While there is no consensus yet as to the dialectal classification of Zapotec languages, the point to be made here is that the diversity of Zapotec languages is extremely rich." (Pérez Báez 2011)