Highland Totonac

Highland Totonac

Infobox Language
name = Highland Totonac
nativename =
pronunciation =
states = Mexico (Puebla, Veracruz)
region =
speakers = 120,000 (1982 SIL)
script = Latin alphabet
rank =
familycolor = American
fam2 = Totonacan
fam3 = Totonac
nation = None
agency = none
iso1 =
iso2 = tos
lc1 = tos


Highland Totonac is a native American language spoken in central Mexico: specifically, in the states of Veracruz and Puebla, and especially the Zacatlán area of the Sierra Norte. One of the Totonacan languages, it is also known as Totonaco de la Sierra or Sierra Totonac. There is a Highland Totonac dictionary and the language has been studied by linguists since 1959. The language is characterized by long words, affixes, and clitics; it is not a tonal language. Some speakers use various Nahuatl varieties as a second language. [ [http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=tos Ethnologue] , Highland Totonac, retrieved May 25, 2007]


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