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Chatino Indian Language

Chatino is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. There are seven varieties of Chatino, which are considered separate languages by some people and dialects of the same language by others: Lachao-Yolopotec, Yaitepec, Zacatepec, Zenzontepec, Lowland Chatino (Tatalpatec), East Highland Chatino (Nopala), and West Highland Chatino. Taken together there are at least 30,000 speakers of Chatino languages in Mexico today. They are tone languages and have primarily VSO word order.

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Chatino Language Resources

Our Online Chatino Language Materials

Chatino Vocabulary:
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Chatino language.
Chatino Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Chatino language.

Chatino Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Map of Meso-American Tribes
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where Chatino is spoken.
    Profile of the Chatino language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
Tataltepec Chatino Language * Chatino Language Map * Chatino Orthography * Chatino Phonology:
    Nopala Chatino Grammar * Nopala Chatino Alphabet * Tataltepec Chatino Text * Tataltepec Chatino Numbers:
    Scanned-in Chatino language materials from the Rosetta Project.
Kityi Cha' Kña Na':
    Words and sentences in the Chatino language.
Wikipedia: Chatino:
    Encyclopedia article on the Chatino language.
Bible Parts in Chatino * Tataltepec Chatino Prayer * Genesis in Tataltepec Chatino * West Highland Chatino Bible Passage:
    Chatino Prayer * Chatino Bible Translations * More Chatino Bible Translations:
    Chatino translations of the Christian prayers and Biblical passages.
Eastern Highland Chatino * Nopala Chatino * Tataltepec Chatino * Western Highland Chatino:
    Zacatepec Chatino * Zenzontepec Chatino:
    Demographic information about the Chatino languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Eastern Highland Chatino Language Tree * Western Highland Chatino Language Tree * Yaitepec Language Tree * Nopala Language Tree * Zacatepec Language Tree * Tatalpepec Language Tree * Zenzontepec Language Tree:
    Theories about Chatino's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Sierra Occidental Chatino Language Structures * Tataltepec Chatino Language Structures * Nopala Chatino Language Structures * Yaitepec Chatino Language Structures:
    Chatino linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Eastern Chatino * Western Highland Chatino * Zenzontepec Chatino:
Bibliography of Chatino language resources from the Endangered Languages Project.
   Wikipedia: Chatino Tribe * Britannica: Chatino People:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Chatinos.
   Lengua Chatino: * Idioma Chatino: * Los Chatinos * Pueblo Chatino:
    Information about Chatino language and culture in Spanish.

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