Top 10 similar words or synonyms for zoquean

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mixtecan    0.839018

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Top 30 analogous words or synonyms for zoquean

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Mixe–Zoque languages Proto-Mixe–Zoquean syllable nuclei could be either:
Texistepec language Texistepec, commonly called ether "Texistepec Popoluca" or "Texistepec Zoque", is a Mixe–Zoquean language of the Zoquean branch spoken by a hundred indigenous Popoluca people in and around the town of Texistepec in Southern Veracruz, Mexico.
Texistepec language Within the Mixe–Zoquean family, Texistepec Popoluca is most closely related to Sierra Popoluca.
Mixe–Zoque languages The Mixe–Zoque languages are a language family whose living members are spoken in and around the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico. The Mexican government recognizes three distinct Mixe–Zoquean languages as official: Mixe or "ayook" with 188,000 speakers, Zoque or "o'de püt" with 88,000 speakers, and the Popoluca languages of which some are Mixean and some Zoquean with 69,000 speakers. However the internal diversity in each of these groups is great and the Ethnologue counts 17 different languages, and the current classification of Mixe–Zoquean languages by Wichmann (1995) counts 12 languages and 11 dialects. Extinct languages classified as Mixe–Zoquean include Tapachultec, formerly spoken along the southeast coast of Chiapas.
Mixe–Zoque languages The following internal classification of the Mixe–Zoquean languages is by Søren Wichmann (1995).
Chimalapa Zoque Chimalapa Zoque is a Zoquean language of Santa María Chimalapa and San Miguel Chimalapa villages in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Mokaya The term "Mokaya" was coined by archaeologists to mean "corn people" in an early form of the Mixe–Zoquean language, which the Mokaya supposedly spoke.
Olmec At least the fact that the Mixe–Zoquean languages still are, and are historically known to have been, spoken in an area corresponding roughly to the Olmec heartland, leads most scholars to assume that the Olmec spoke one or more Mixe–Zoquean languages.
Mixe–Zoque languages Later, Kaufman (2001), again on the basis of loans from Mixe–Zoque into other Mesoamerican languages, argues a Mixe–Zoquean presence at Teotihuacan, and he ascribes to Mixe–Zoquean an important role in spreading a number of the linguistic features that later became some of the principal commonalities used in defining the Mesoamerican Linguistic Area.
Mixe–Zoque languages Historically the Mixe–Zoquean family may have been much more widespread, reaching into the Guatemalan Pacific coast (i.e. the Soconusco region). Terrence Kaufman and Lyle Campbell have argued, based on a number of widespread loanwords in other Mesoamerican languages, that it is likely that the Olmec people, generally seen as the earliest dominating culture of Mesoamerica, spoke a Mixe–Zoquean language. Kaufman and John Justeson also claim to have deciphered a substantial part of the text written in Isthmian script (called also by them and some others 'Epi-Olmec') which appears on La Mojarra Stela 1, based upon their deciphering of the text as representing an archaic Mixe–Zoquean language.