Southeastern Tepehuán (O'dam)

Southeastern Tepehuán belongs to the Piman branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family. It is spoken by about 22,000 people in the south of Durango State in central Mexico. In particular it is spoken in the municipality of Mezquital and in the communities of San Francisco de Ocotán and Santiago Teneraca.

Southeastern Tepehuán is closely related to Southwestern Tepehuán and to Northern Tepehuán.

Southeastern Tepehuán alphabet

Southeastern Tepehuán pronuciation

Download an alphabet chart for Southeastern Tepehuán (Excel)
Details of the Southeastern Tepehuán alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel

Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Baꞌp ja tɨtda gu Jesuus: ―Dho jaꞌp japim kaiꞌchdhaꞌ na pim paiꞌ dhuuk tu daandaꞌ buiñor gu Dios: Aapiꞌch Gɨꞌkoraꞌ nap jix dhaam jup tuꞌiiꞌ, aap nap gammɨjɨx uañ kɨꞌn pur jum tɨɨtgɨdam kaꞌ. Iam jap jaꞌxbuiꞌ puiꞌp xi chu buadaꞌ yaꞌ dhi oiꞌñgaꞌn jaꞌp nap jax tu buadaꞌx dhaam jaꞌk. Ku guꞌ aap ji noꞌp dɨɨlh puiꞌp ɨlhiiꞌñdhaꞌ gɨt, aach puiꞌ pɨx soiꞌm kaichuꞌn ji.
  2. Gio dhich chuukuꞌ na tuꞌ kɨꞌn jup dua, gammɨjɨp xi maakidhat nabap tanoolh na baꞌ kɨꞌn jix bhaiꞌ tu tatda kaꞌ.
  3. Gio baꞌ nap iam tuch uañiꞌñkaꞌ nach jɨꞌx mach uaꞌtulhdhaꞌ jum bui, puiꞌ nach jax jup tu ja uañiꞌñ aach guiꞌ nam jup jum uaꞌtulhiꞌñ jich bui. Gammɨjɨp iam jich aꞌm tɨ nɨidhidhaꞌ na cham jich maiꞌchɨi gu jaꞌook jumai boi bhaan jich bhɨichdhaꞌ na paiꞌ maiꞌx chɨ gɨɨxiꞌ.



  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


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Information about Tepehuánán_language

Uto-Aztecan languages

Comanche, Cora, Hopi, Huarijio, Huichol, Ivilyuat / Cahuilla, Kawaiisu, Luiseño, Mayo, Mono, O'odham, Nahuatl, Nawat (Pipil), Northern Paiute, Serrano, Shoshone, Southern Paiute, Tarahumara, Tepehuán (Northern), Tepehuán (Southeastern), Tepehuán (Southwestern), Timbisha, Tongva, Yaqui

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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