Tepehuán (O'otham)

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 family.

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 Chihuahua.

Northern Tepehuán pronunciation

Northern Tepehuán pronuciation

Southwestern Tepehuán pronunciation

Southwestern Tepehuán pronuciation

Southeastern Tepehuán pronunciation

Southeastern Tepehuán pronuciation

Sample video in Northern Tepehuán

Sample video in Southwestern Tepehuán

Sample video in Southeastern Tepehuán


Information about Tepehuán

Uto-Aztecan languages

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

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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