Isthmus Zapotec


  • Language: Isthmus Zapotec
  • Alternate names: Isthmus Zapotec, Zapotec (Isthmus), Zapoteco (Istmo), Zapotec, Isthmus, Zapoteco del Istmo
  • Language code: isth1244
  • Language family: Otomanguean; Zapotecan (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 80,000
  • Vulnerability: Vulnerable
  • Script:

More information:

    1 of approx. 11-12 Central Zapotec languages. Ethnologue list 57 Zapotec languages. INALI gives 62 "variantes" of Zapoteco. The exact number of distinct languages that need to be recognized is unclear. For most linguists the number is much lower, between 4 and 10.