Chinanteco is a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken in Oaxaca and Veracruz in Mexico by about 80,000 people. As there is only some mutual intelligibity between the different Chinanteco languages, they are considered by most linguists as separate languages rather than dialects.
There are also whistled version of Chinanteco languages. There are only used by men, but are understood by women.
Source: Vamos A Leer en la lengua chinanteca de San Pedro Tlatepuzco
Download an alphabet chart for Chinanteco (Excel)
Details of Chinanteco pronunciation supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum
Lej ni sou tsa lisia ijaa sia ikou' ne kojo jï ne juso ne jmo' re ju i s' jmo' nö sala ne sasno.
La juu dsa lu siä –Dsa kö ñi ba dsa, nía kö ni' ba na lu' dsa e dsa tï é li jnia' roö'.
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)
210 - Whistles in the Mist: Whistled Speech in Oaxaca from The Southwest Center-Dan Duncan, on Vimeo.
Information about Chinanteco 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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