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Chinanteco Indian Language (Chinanteca, Chinantec)
Chinanteco is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico.
Actually, there are 14 different Chinanteco languages. Although they are closely related to each other, each Chinanteco langauge
is difficult for speakers of some of the others to understand, so most linguists consider them distinct languages rather than dialects.
Taken together there are about 80,000 speakers of Chinanteco languages in Oaxaca today.
They are tone languages and have verb-initial word order (some Chinanteco languages favor VSO and others favor VOS.)
Our list of vocabulary words in the Chinanteco languages.
Chinantec Animal Words:
Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Chinantec language.
Si Lox Jxøg Dsa Kø':
Words and sentences in the Chinanteca language.
Wikipedia article on the Chinantecs and their languages.
UDHR: Chinanteca UDHR: Ajitlán Chinanteco:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights translated into the Chinanteco language.
Chinanteca Indian Prayers Tepinapa Chinanteco Prayer:
Translations of Christian prayers into the Chinanteco language.
The Bible in Chinantec de Comaltepec: Lealao Chinanteco Palantla Chinanteco Usila Chinanteco:
Chinanteco translations of several Biblical passages.
Chart of Mexican place names in Zapotec, Mixtec, and Chinantec.
Si Lox Jxøg Dsa Kø':
An untranslated Chinanteca text.
Archive of Chinanteco language recordings available for download.
Chiltepec Chinantec Comaltepec Chinantec Lalana Chinantec Lealao Chinantec Ojitlan Chinantec:
Ozumacin Chinantec Palantla Chinantec Quiotepec Chinantec Sochiapam Chinantec Tepetotutla Chinantec:
Tepinapa Chinantec Tlacoatzintepec Chinantec Usila Chinantec Valle Nacional Chinantec:
Demographic information about the Chinantec languages from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Central Chinantec Western Chinantec: Lower Southeastern Chinantec: Northern Chinantec: Northwestern Chinantec: Sierra Chinantec: Upper East-Central Chinantec:
Bibliography of Chinantec language resources from the Endangered Languages Project.
Encyclopedia articles about the Chinantecs.
Lengua Chinanteco Lenguas Chinantecas:
Information about the Chinanteco language in Spanish.
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