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Tlapaneco Indian Language (Me'phaa, Tlapaneca, Tlapanec)

Tlapaneco is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. There are four different varieties of Tlapaneco, which are considered separate languages by some people and dialects of the same language by others. Taken together there are at least 120,000 speakers of Tlapaneco languages in Mexico today. They are tone languages and have primarily VSO word order.

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Tlapaneco Language Resources

Our Online Tlapaneco Materials

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

Tlapaneco Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Map of Mexican Tribes * Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Tlapanec language is spoken.
Me'phaa (Tlapaneca):
    Overview of the Tlapanecan languages including grammatical information and a language map.
Language Museum: Tlapaneco (Malinaltepec):
    Tlapaneco translations of Bible passages.
The Bible in Me'phaa Xma'iin:
    Translation of the Book of Jonah into the Tlapanec language.
    Wikipedia article about the Tlapaneco language.
Acatepec Me'phaa * Azoyú Me'phaa * Malinaltepec Me'phaa * Tlacoapa Me'phaa:
    Demographic information about the Tlapanec languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Tlapaneco Language Tree * Azoyú Tlapaneko Language Tree * Malinaltepec Tlapaneko Language Tree * Western Tlapanec Language Tree:
    Theories about Tlapanec's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Tlapanec Language Structures:
    Tlapanec linguistic profile and academic bibliography.
Acatepec Me'phaa * Ayozu Me'phaa:
    Archive of linguistics papers on Me'phaa/Tlapanec, in English and Spanish.

Links, References, and Additional Information

  Endangered Languages Project: Tlapanec:
Bibliography of Tlapanec language resources.
   Tlapanec People * Tlapanec Languages:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Tlapanecs.
   Tlapaneco Malinaltepec * Tlapaneco Azoyu:
    Information on the Tlapaneco language in Spanish.

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