Native American languages * Native American cultures * What's new on our site today!

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.

Sponsored Links

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

Me'phaa (Tlapaneca):
    Overview of the Tlapanecan languages including grammatical information and a language map.
AILLA: Tlapanec:
    Archive of Tlapanec language recordings available for download.
Language Museum: Tlapaneco (Malinaltepec):
    Tlapaneco translations of Bible passages.
    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.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Tlapanec People * Tlapanec Languages:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Tlapanecs.
   Tlapaneco Malinaltepec * Tlapaneco Azoyu:
    Information on the Tlapaneco language in Spanish.

Back to the list of North American Indian nations
Back to our Native Indian website for kids

Native craft * Pequot history * Native Indian tattoos

Would you like to sponsor our work on the Tlapaneca language?

Native Languages of the Americas website © 1998-2020 * Contacts and FAQ page