Zapotecan Languages
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Zapotecan Languages
Oaxaca, Mexico
Linguistic classificationOto-Manguean
  • Eastern Oto-Mangue
    • Popolocan-Zapotecan
      • Zapotecan

The Zapotecan languages are a group of related Oto-Manguean languages which descend from the common proto-Zapotecan language spoken by the Zapotec people during the era of the dominance of Monte Albán.

The Zapotecan language group contains the languages of the Zapotec dialect continuum and the Chatino languages.


  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Zapotecan". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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