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Totonacan Language Family

Branch I
Language Main Towns Spoken
No. of Speakers
Data Source
Totonac
Misantla Totonac Yecuatla, Veracruz
192
INEGI, 2000
San Marcos Atexquilapan,
Veracruz
13
Landero y Coss, Veracruz
61
Chiconquiaco, Veracruz
56
Jilotepec, Veracruz
11
Papantla Totonac El Escolín, Veracruz
Roughly 36,000 in and around Papantla, Veracruz
Aschmann, 1973
El Tajín, Veracruz García Ramos, 2000
Cerro del Carbón, Veracruz Levy, 1987, 1990
Sierra Totonac Zapotitlán de Méndez, Puebla
Over 100,000 in Sierra Norte de Puebla and nearby Veracruz towns
Aschmann and Wonderly, 1952; Aschmann, 1962
McQuown, 1990
Coatepec, Veracruz
Northern Totonac Apapantilla, Puebla
Roughly 10,000 in region surrounding Xicotepec de Juárez, Puebla 
Reid et al., 1968; Reid and Bishop, 1974; Reid, 1991
Patla, Puebla Beck, 2004
Chicontla, Puebla Beck, 2004
TOTAL TOTONAC SPEAKERS: 220,736*
Branch II
Language Main Towns Spoken
No. of Speakers
Data Source
Tepehua Tlachichilco Tepehua Tlachichilco, Veracruz
Approx. 2,463
INEGI, 2000
Chintipán, Veracruz
Tierra Colorada, Veracruz
Tecomajapa, Veracruz
Pisaflores Tepehua Pisaflores, Veracruz
Roughly 2,786 in and around Pisaflores
 
Huehuetla Tepehua Huehuetla, Hidalgo
Approx. 1,649
 
Mecapalapa, Puebla
TOTAL TEPEHUA SPEAKERS: 8,252*

Notes

*INEGI-XII Censo General, 2000.

Sources

Brown, K. and S. Ogilvie, eds. Concise encyclopedia of languages of the world. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd., 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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