Amuzgo is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico,
most closely related to Mixtecan. There are three distinct varieties of the language: Guerrero Amuzgo, Ipalapa (or Santa Maria) Amuzgo, and
Oaxaca (or San Pedro) Amuzgo. Some linguists consider them dialects of a single Amuzgo language, and others consider them separate languages
within an Amuzgoan language subfamily. The three Amuzgo varieties are spoken by a combined 28,000 people today.
They are tone languages
with fairly fusional morphology,
and they have primarily VSO word order.
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Our list of vocabulary words in the Guerrero and Oaxaca Amuzgo dialects, with comparison to words in other Oto-Manguean languages.
Amuzgo Pronunciation Guide:
How to pronounce Amuzgo words.
Amuzgo Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Amuzgo language.
Amuzgo Body Parts:
Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Amuzgo language.
Worksheet showing color words in the Amuzgo language.
Worksheet showing how to count in the Amuzgo language.
Amuzgo Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions