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Mazatec Indian Language (Mazateco, Mazateca)

Mazatec is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. There are eight different varieties of Mazatec, which are considered separate languages by some people and dialects of the same language by others. Taken together there are at least 175,000 speakers of Mazatecan languages in Mexico today. They are tone languages and have primarily VSO word order.

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Mazatec Language Resources

Our Online Mazatec Materials

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

Mazatec Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Map of Mexican Tribes * Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Mazatec language is spoken.
UDHR: Mazateco:
     The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into the Mazateco language.
Mazateco de Huautla Prayer * Mazateco de San Felipe de Jalapa de Díaz Prayer:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Mazatec languages.
Language Museum: Mazateco Huautla de Jimenez: * Mazateco de San Jeronimo Tecoatl * Mazateco de San Juan Chiquihuitlan:
    Mazatec translations of several Biblical passages.
Ayautla Mazatec * Chiquihuitlán Mazatec * Huautla Mazatec * Ixcatlán Mazatec:
    Jalapa de Díaz Mazatec * Mazatlán Mazatec * San Jerónimo Tecóatl Mazatec * Soyaltepec Mazatec:
    Demographic information about the Mazateca languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Chiquihuitlán Masateko Language Tree * Jalapa Masateko Language Tree * Huautla-Mazatlán Language Tree * Soyaltepec Mazateco Language Tree:
    Theories about Mazatec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Chiquihuitlán Mazatec:
    Profile of the Mazatec language including a phonological inventory, orthography and a text.
Huautla Mazatec Language Structures * Chiquihuitlán Mazatec Language Structures:
    Mazatec linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
The Mazatec of Mexico: Whistle Talk:
    Article about the use of tones as a sort of code among Mazatec speakers.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Chiquihuitlan Mazatec:
Bibliography of Mazatec language resources.
   Mazatec Tribe * Mazatec People:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Mazatecs.
   Lenguas Mazateco:
    Information on the Mazatec language in Spanish.

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