Totontepec Mixe (Ayöök)

Totontepec Mixe is a member of the Mixe branch of the Mixe-Zoque language family. It is spoken by about 5,500 people in the State of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, in particular in the town of Totontepec Villa de Morelos in the Sierra Mixe District of the Sierra Norte Region in the northeast of Oaxaca.

Totontepec Mixe is also known North Highland Mixe, Northwestern Mixe, Mixe Alto del Norte, Ayuk or Ayöök.

Totontepec Mixe is written with the Latin alphabet, and there is some literature in the language, including a dictionary and a translation of the New Testament.

Totontepec Mixe alphabet

Totontepec Mixe alphabet


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Sample text

Tum akijpxa xa ve’e jayu kye’ex, ve’em ax jö’n tyukidaakjüva tijaty mëkin; ve’empa axjö’n jä jyööjtykin di yaknaxy, jats oy myujatyöö’tëjk di mëët nayjavajüt.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Information about Totontepec Mixe

Mixe languages

Isthmus Mixe, Midland Mixe, Oluta Popoluca, Sayula Popoluca, Tlahuitoltepec Mixe, Totontepec Mixe

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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