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.
Nga ndindie xuta ngatsen de´e ko ngondsejen ngatjin-kjua nga xchandinkon nt'a ngondsejen ngatjin kokjin-tokon,kotjinkjua nga takie engajan skuendinkon xkjin.
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)
This video is about the Mazatec whistle speech and spoken language, with examples.
Information about Mazatec languages
Chinanteco, Chatino, Chicahuaxtla Triqui, Chiquihuitlán Mazatec, Coatzospan Mixtec, Copala Triqui, Jalapa Mazatec, Mazahua, Mazatec, Mixtec, Otomi, San Martín Itunyoso Triqui, Santo Domingo del Estero Triqui, Tlapanec, Zapotec
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