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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.
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.
Worksheet showing color words in the Tlahuica language.
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.
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.
Book for sale on ancient Tlahuica pottery.
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