Reintroducing Teojomulco Chatino

Representar el chatino de Teojomulco

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Subject LanguageChatino, Santo Domingo Teojomulco
Language PID(s)ailla:244866
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleReintroducing Teojomulco Chatino
Language Community
Country(ies)United States
Place CreatedAustin, Texas
Date Created2016-10
Description [Indigenous]
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DescriptionA journal article and supplementary appendix on the Chatino language of Santo Domingo Teojomulco as transcribed by Francisco Belmar in 1902. The article is also available at the publisher's website ( This resource also includes the data of the appendix in a less formatted text file.

Belmar (1902) contains a word list of Teojomulco Chatino forms which is the only extant data from this language. I show that Teojomulco Chatino is the most divergent Chatino language, a sister to the most recent reconstructions of Proto-Chatino (Campbell 2013), and that it has traits not found elsewhere in Chatino, including Zapotec-like stem-initial prominence, nasalization of penultimate vowels, and a unique analogue of the Proto-Zapotecan *kwe= proclitic. Lexical evidence suggests that Teojomulco Chatino has undergone significant contact with Zapotec languages. Based on this data, I propose a revised picture of the historical development of the Chatino branch of the Zapotecan languages.
Source Note
ReferencesSullivant, J. Ryan. 2016. Reintroducing Teojomulco Chatino. International Journal of American Linguistics. Vol. 82, no. 4. pp 393-423. DOI: 10.1086/688318
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleSullivant, J. Ryan (Author)
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