Northern Pame


  • Language: Northern Pame
  • Alternate names: Xi'iuy, Pame, Pamean, Pame, Northern, Pame del Norte
  • Language code: pmq
  • Language family: Otomanguean, Western Otomanguean, Oto-Pame-Chinantecan, Oto-Pamean, Pame (SIL classification)
  • Number of speakers: 5,620
  • Vulnerability: Threatened
  • Script: Latin script.

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    Some consider the term Pame to be derogatory. Speakers and members of this ethnic group refer to themselves as Xi'iuy rather than Pame. Ethnologue distinguishes 3 Pame languages: Pame, Central [pbs] Pame, Northern [pmq]Pame, Southern [pmz].INALI distinguishes 2 "variantes" of Pame.