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Mixe Language

Mixe is a Mixe-Zoquean language of Mexico. Actually there are between three and eight different Mixe languages, depending how you count them--the languages are different enough that their native speakers cannot necessarily understand each other, similar to speakers of related languages like English and Dutch. Two Popoluca languages of Veracruz are also closely related to Mixe and are sometimes referred to as Mixe de Veracruz. In total nearly 90,000 people speak Mixe languages in Mexico today, and another 4,000 speak the two Popoluca Mixean languages.

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Mixe Language Resources

Coatlan Mixe * Jaltepec Mixe * Tlahuitoltepec Mixe
     Our lists of Mixe vocabulary words, with comparison to words in other Mixe-Zoque languages.
Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where Mixe languages are spoken.
Secondary palatalization in Isthmus Mixe
     Mixe linguistics paper available online in PDF format.
Mixe de Juquila
     Christian prayer translated into a dialect of Oaxacan Mixe.
Language Museum: Coatlan Mixe * Language Museum: Juquila Mixe * Language Museum: Mixe de Totontepec * Mexican Bible Verses: Mixe de Coatlan
     Mixe translation of several Biblical passages.
Mixe Placenames
     Chart of indigenous Mixe, Zoque and Popoluca place names in Mexico.
Yu Ye'eydyujk Tyunk
     An untranslated Mixe text.
Coatlan Mixe * Isthmus Mixe * Juquila Mixe * Mazatlan Mixe * North-Central Mixe
Quetzaltepec Mixe * Totontepec Mixe * Tlahuitoltepec Mixe
     Demographic information about the Mixe languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Mije Language Tree:
    Theories about Mixe's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Coatlán Mixe Language Structures * Tlahuitoltepec Mixe Language Structures * Totontepec Mixe Language Structures:
    Mixe linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.
UDHR: Mixe:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into Mixe.

Mixe Culture and History Links

    The Mixe tradition of tequio or communal work.

Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Southern Highland Chontal: * Lowland Mixe: * Midland Mixe: * Totontepec Mixe:
Bibliography of Mixe language resources from the Endangered Languages Project.
Los Mixes * Lengua Mixe:
Articles on the Mixe people and their language in Spanish.

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