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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.





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.

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.



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