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Matlatzinca (Pirinda)

Matlatzinca is an Oto-Manguean language of Mexico. It is very closely related to Tlahuica, and some people consider the two to be dialects of a single Matlatzincan language, but most Matlatzinca speakers say that they cannot understand Tlahuica well. Matlatzinca is a seriously endangered language which is spoken by fewer than 1000 people today, most of whom are elders. It is a tone language and has primarily VSO word order.

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Our Matlatzinca Language Materials

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

Other Matlatzinca Language Resources

AILLA: Matlatzinca:
    Archive of Matlatzinca language recordings available for download.
Matlatzinca (San Francisco de los Ranchos)
     The Lord's Prayer translated into the Matlatzinca language.
Matlatzinka Placenames
     Chart of indigenous Hnahnu and Matlatzinca place names in Mexico.
Matlatzinca de San Francisco
     Demographic information about the Matlatzinca language from the Ethnologue of Languages.
Matlatzinkan Language Tree:
    Theories about Matlatzinca's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Wikipedia: Matlatzinca:
    Encyclopedia article about the Matlatzinca language.

Matlatzinca Culture and History Links

     Article about Matlatzinca arts and culture in Mexico today.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

  Wikipedia: Matlatzinca:
  Encyclopedia articles on the Matlatzinca tribe.
  Matlatzinca Indians:
  Matlatzinca links pages.
  Lengua Matlatzinca * Idioma Matlatzinca * Pueblo Matlatzinca * Los Matlatzinca:
  Information about the Matlatzincas and their language in Spanish.

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