Texistepec (Wää 'oot)

Texistepec is a member of the Gulf Zoque branch of the Mixe-Zoquean language family. It is spoken in and around the town of Texistepec in the south of Veracruz State in southeastern Mexico. According to a 2020 census, Texistepec has 370 speakers, all of whom are elderly. Efforts are being made to revitalize the language.

Texistepec is also known Texistepec Popoluca, Texistepec Zoque, Popoluca de Texistepec or zoque de Texistepec. Native speakers call it Wää 'oot. It is written with the Latin alphabet, and there appear to be several spelling systems.

Texistepec alphabet

Texistepec alphabet

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Sample text

Yä'äpä tum beshdʸa'a da'aṉma. Pyoykpa't tum unbanbeeshe'. Jesa pyokpa't, ma'te joṉjoṉ'yaj. Byoṉyaj ntuumo'omche. I tum byaje ma' däkyajam.
—¡Däk ta me'tz che' ta nkä'äsp!

Translation

This was an old cat [that] met a new cat. When he found him, they began to walk [together] and sleep in one place. And once they were.
—Let's find what we're going to eat!

Source: https://www.academia.edu/13245801/Cuentos_y_colorados_en_popoluca_de_Texistepec

Information about Texistepec | Numbers

Links

Information about Texistepec
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texistepec_language
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idioma_popoluca_(Texistepec)
http://www.language-archives.org/language/poq
https://www.sil.org/resources/search/language/poq
https://www.academia.edu/13245801/Cuentos_y_colorados_en_popoluca_de_Texistepec

Zoque languages

Chimalapa Zoque, Sierra Popoluca, Texistepec

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

Page created: 04.01.24. Last modified: 05.01.24

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