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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 86

Population: 1,231,350

Unreached people groups: 10

UPG population: 36,925

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 11,350

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans

Overview: The Zapotec ('Zapoteco' in Spanish) are an indigenous people of Mexico and are believed to be the original inhabitants of the Valley of Oaxaca. In pre-Columbian times the Zapotec civilization was one of the highly developed cultures of Mesoamerica. The present-day population hovers around one million, many of whom are monolingual in one of the native Zapotec languages and dialects.

Peoples within this cluster: Chatino, Nopala; Chatino, Sierra Oriental; Chatino, Tataltepec; Chatino, Western Highland; Chatino, Yaitepec; Chatino, Zenzontepec; Chinantec, Chiltepec; Chinantec, Lalana; Chinantec, Lealao; Chinantec, Ojitlan; Chinantec, Ozumacin; Chinantec, Palantla; Chinantec, Quiotepec; Chinantec, Tlacoatzintepec; Chocholtec; Matlatzinca, San Francisco de los Ranchos; Mazatec, Chiquihuitlan; Mazatec, Huautla; Mazatec, Soyaltepec; Popoloca, Coyotepec; Popoloca, San Felipe Otlaltepec; Popoloca, San Juan Atzingo; Popoloca, San Marcos Tlalcoyalco; Popoluca, Oluta; Popoluca, Sayula; Popoluca, Sierra; Popoluca, Texistepec; Zapotec; Zapotec, Albarradas; Zapotec, Aloapam; Zapotec, Amatlan; Zapotec, Asuncion Mixtepec; Zapotec, Ayoquesco; Zapotec, Cajonos; Zapotec, Chichicapan; Zapotec, Choapan; Zapotec, Coatlan; Zapotec, El Alto; Zapotec, Elotepec; Zapotec, Guevea de Humboldt; Zapotec, Isthmus; Zapotec, Lachiguiri; Zapotec, Loxicha; Zapotec, Mazaltepec; Zapotec, Mixtepec; Zapotec, Ocotlan; Zapotec, Ozolotepec; Zapotec, Petapa; Zapotec, Quiavicuzas; Zapotec, Quioquitani-Quieri; Zapotec, Rincon; Zapotec, San Baltazar Loxicha; Zapotec, San Juan Guelavia; Zapotec, San Pedro Quiatoni; Zapotec, San Vicente Coatlan; Zapotec, Santa Maria Quiegolani; Zapotec, Santiago Xanica; Zapotec, Sierra Juarez; Zapotec, Sola de Vega Este; Zapotec, Southeastern Ixtlan; Zapotec, Southern Rincon; Zapotec, Tabaa; Zapotec, Tejalapan; Zapotec, Texmelucan; Zapotec, Tilquiapan; Zapotec, Tlacolulita; Zapotec, Totomachapan; Zapotec, Xanaguia; Zapotec, Yalalag; Zapotec, Yautepec; Zapotec, Zaachila; Zapotec, Zaniza; Zapotec, Zoogocho

Countries where they are found: Mexico; United States


People groups: 86

Population: 1,231,350

Unreached people groups: 10

UPG population: 36,925

Unengaged UPGs: 5

UUPG population: 11,350

Number of countries: 2