Mazatec (En Ngixo)

The Mazatecan languages are a group of closely Oto-Manguean languages spoken by about 200,000 people in the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz. This group of languages is often referred to as a single language called Mazatec, though the different varieties of Mazatecan are not mutually intelligible.

Mazatecan languages are tonal and there are forms of whistle speech used in Mazatecan communities.

Mazatec alphabet and pronunciation

Mazatec alphabet and pronunciation

Sample text

Nga ndindie xuta ngatsen de´e ko ngondsejen ngatjin-kjua nga xchandinkon nt'a ngondsejen ngatjin kokjin-tokon,kotjinkjua nga takie engajan skuendinkon xkjin.

Translation

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)

Links

Information about Mazatec languages
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazatecan_languages
http://www.conevyt.org.mx/cursos/indigenas/lenguas_ind/index1.htm

Oto-Manguean languages

Chinanteco, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mixtec, Otomi, Zapotec

Other languages written with the Latin alphabet



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