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Amuzgo Language (Nomndaa, Tzańcue)

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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Amuzgo Language
Amuzgo language samples and resources.

Amuzgo Culture and History
Information and links about the Amuzgo tribe past and present.

Amuzgo Language Resources

Our Online Amuzgo Materials

Amuzgo Vocabulary:
    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.
Amuzgo Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Amuzgo language.
Amuzgo Numbers:
    Worksheet showing how to count in the Amuzgo language.

Amuzgo Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Amuzgo Language:
    Overview of Amuzgo from the Summer Institute of Linguistics.
Lengua Amuzgo:
    Information on the Amuzgo language, including a linguistic map of Mexico. Page in Spanish.
Lord's Prayer in Oaxaca Amuzgo:
    Christian prayers translated into Amuzgo.
The New Testament in Amuzgo * Genesis in Amuzgo * Language Museum: Amuzgo de Oaxaca:
    Language Museum: Amuzgo de Guerrero:
    Bible passages in the Amuzgo language.
Amuzgo Stories:
    Four stories in the Guerrero Amuzgo language.
Himno Nacional en Amuzgo:
    The national anthem of Mexico in the Amuzgo language.
Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Amuzgo de San Pedro:
    Amuzgo translation of several Biblical passages.
Guerrero Amuzgo * Ipalapa Amuzgo * San Pedro Amuzgos:
    Demographic information about the Amuzgo languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Guerrero Amuzgo Language Tree * Ipalapa Amuzgo Language Tree * Oaxaca Amuzgo Language Tree:
    Theories about Amuzgo's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Amuzgo Language Structures:
    Amuzgo linguistic profile and academic bibliography.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

  Amuzgo Language * Wikipedia: Amuzgo:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Amuzgo language.
  Idioma Nomda'na * Idioma Amuzgo:
  Information about the Amuzgo language in Spanish.
  Amuzgo Language:
  Amuzgo links.
  Amuzgo Tribe:
  Books about the Amuzgo people.

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