Papantla Totonac (Tutunakú)

Papantla Totonac is a Totonacan language spoken around the city of Papantla the Mexican state of Veracruz in central Mexico by about 80,000 people. It is also known as Lowland Totonac, and is a recognized national language in Mexico.

Papantla Totonac alphabet and pronunciation

Papantla Totonac alphabet and pronunciation


The letters b, c, d, f, g, h, ñ, q, v and z are also used, but only in foreign words and names.

Source: Norma de Escritura de la Lengua Tutunakú (totonaco) - Xalimakgatsokgni Tutunakú

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Sample text (The Origin of the Sun and the Moon)

Makgasa ix wija tilanka pulataman, nachu kapokglhwa ix lamaka. Ama kilhtamaku ix wi chatutu lanka mapakgsinanim, jae ix kalilakgapaskan «reyes», nachu lhan ix takatsi lakgskgalalan ix tawanit. Nak kakilhtamaku kapokglhwa ix lamanka, ninajtu ix wanit chichini ni pala papa.


A long time ago, when the world was already created, everything was in darkness. The people of that time were ruled by three kings, these were very good men, philosophers and sages. For there was neither the sun nor the moon.

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Totonacan languages

Huehuetla Tepehua, Misantla Totonac, Papantla Totonac

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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