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Tlahuica (Ocuilteco, Atzinca, Atzinteco)

Tlahuica is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. It is very closely related to Matlatzinca, and some people consider the two to be dialects of a single Matlatzinca language, but most Matlatzinca speakers say that they cannot understand Tlahuica well. Tlahuica is a seriously endangered language which is spoken by fewer than 100 people today, almost all of them elderly. It is a tone language and has primarily VSO word order.

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Our Tlahuica Language Materials

Tlahuica Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Tlahuica language, with comparison to words in other Oto-Manguean languages.
Tlahuica Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Tlahuica words.
Tlahuica Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Tlahuica language.
Tlahuica Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Tlahuica language.
Tlahuica Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Tlahuica language.
Tlahuica Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Tlahuica language.

Other Tlahuica Language Resources

Literacy in Tlahuica Revitalization
     Paper on the challenge of how to keep the Tlahuica language alive.
AILLA: Tlahuica:
    Archive of Tlahuica language recordings available for download.
Matlatzinca de Atzingo (Tlahuica)
     Demographic information about Tlahuica from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Okwilteko Language Tree:
    Theories about Tlahuica's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Ocuilteco Language Structures:
    Tlahuica linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Tlahuica Peoples of Morales
     Article on Tlahuica history, with a long bibliography.
Idioma Ocuilteco * Lengua Ocuilteca (Yäkakhó):
     Information about the Tlahuica language in Spanish.
Tlahuica Ceramics
     Book for sale on ancient Tlahuica pottery.

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