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Tepehua Indian Language

Tepehua is a Totonacan language of central Mexico, spoken by between eight and ten thousand people there. The Tepehua language is completely unrelated to the similarly-named Tepehuan language of western Mexico, which is a Uto-Aztecan language. There are three dialects of Tepehua (called Tepehua de Pisa Flores, Tepehua de Tlachichilco, and Tepehua de Huehuetla) which are quite different from each other and are considered separate languages by many linguists. Tepehua is an agglutinative language and has SVO word order.

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Tepehua Language Resources

Our Online Tepehua Materials

Tepehua Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tepehua language.

Tepehua Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

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     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Tepehua language is spoken.
Tepehua de Huehuetla Prayer * Tepehua de Tlachichilco Prayer:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Tepehua languages.
Language Museum: Tepehua (Tlachichilco):
    Tepehua translation of a Biblical passage.
Tepehua Language:
    Wikipedia article about the Tepehua language.
Huehuetla Tepehua (Tepehua de Hidalgo) * Pisaflores Tepehua * Tlachichilco Tepehua:
    Demographic information about the Tepehua languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Huehuetla Mecapalapa Language Tree * Pisaflores Tepewa Language Tree * Tlachichilco Tepewa Language Tree:
    Theories about Tepehua's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Huehuetla Tepehua Language Structures * Tlachichilco Tepehua Language Structures:
    Tepehua linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Huehuetla Tepehua * Pisaflores Tepehua: * Tlachichilco Tepehua:
Bibliography of Tepehua language resources from the Endangered Languages Project.
   Lengua Tepehua:
   Information about the Tepehua language in Spanish.

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