Tepehuán refers to two closely related languages
which are spoken in northern Mexico by about 25,500 people.
They belong to the Piman branch of the Uto-Aztecan language
The two languages are known as Northern Tepehuán and
Southern Tepehuán. The former is spoken in the Mexican state
of Chihuahua by about 8,000 people. The later is divided
into southeastern and southwestern groups. The southeastern
group is spoken in Mezquital Municipio in the state of Durango
by about 9,937 people. The southwestern group is spoken by about
8,187 people in the southwest of Durango state.
There are some broadcasts in Tepehuán on radio stations in