Aloápam Zapotec (tizha')

Aloápam Zapotec is a member of the Zapotecan branch of the Oto-Manguean language family. It is spoken by about 3,400 people in southern Mexico, particularly in San Miguel Aloápam and San Isidro Aloápam in the Ixtlán District of the Sierra Norte region of the state of Oaxaca.

Aloápam Zapotec is also known as Zapoteco de Aloápam or Zapoteco de la Sierra Norte de Oaxaca. It is written with the Latin alphabet, and parts of the Bible have been translated into it.

Aloápam Zapotec alphabet and pronunciation

Aloápam Zapotec alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Aloápam Zapotec (Excel)

Sample text (Matthew 6: 9-13)

  1. Lebiꞌi nna aní innále atti innele len Tata Do Iyyabaaha: Tata guetu do iyyabaa, ribequi xentu cuinalu cumu anca cuinalu Dios.
  2. Utá innabialu riꞌitu. Beni qui nu runtu yies lo yu-ni acana nu raca lelu aca, attiba raca iyyabaaha.
  3. Bete nu reasintu gotu ttu ttu sá.
  4. Uxí elha xen lasi gue nu lä anca tsee runtu lolu, cumu anáguaba riꞌitu ridítu elha xen lasi gue ca nu runi nu lä anca tsee len riꞌitu.
  5. Bittu ugüelhalu ixúyietu untu nu lä anca tsee. Bodilá riꞌitu lo ná nu xxegüiha. [Cumu cuinalu nna satíaba ancalu Benni rinnabia lhe Benni ra xxeni leni lhe Benni ralha cue xeni le ttu dia lii lhe. Amén.]



  1. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  2. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
  3. Give us this day our daily bread.
  4. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
  5. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


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Oto-Manguean languages

Chinanteco, Chatino, Chiquihuitlán Mazatec, Coatzospan Mixtec, Jalapa Mazatec, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mixtec, Otomi, Otomi (Acazulco), Otomi (Sierra), Otomi (Temoaya), Tlapanec, Triqui (Chicahuaxtla), Triqui (Copala), Triqui (San Martín Itunyos), Triqui (Santo Domingo del Estero), Zapotec (Aloápam), Zapotec (Choápam), Zapotec (Güilá), Zapotec (Isthmus), Zapotec (Miahuatlán), Zapotec (Rincón), Zapotec (San Dionisio Ocotepec), Zapotec (Zoogocho)

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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