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Languages and cultures of present-day Mexico: traditional names
This website is organized primarily according to language families. Some families group together into larger families, which are sometimes called language stocks, so there are also links to information about the stocks.
This particular page links some traditional names for languages in Mexico with the language family and stock to which they belong. More information can be found on the corresponding family and stock pages.
- The larger linguistic groupings (stocks and families)
- Definitions of 'family' and 'stock'
- La inteligibilidad interdialectal (Interdialectal intelligibility)
- Confusing names of Mexican languages
- Confusion about the name “Chichimeca”
- Confusion about the name “Chontal”
- Confusion about the name “Huasteco”
- Confusion about the names “Maya” and “Mayo”
- Confusion about the names “Mazahua” and “Mazatec”
- Confusion about the names “Mixe” and “Mixtec”
- Confusion about the names “Popoloca” and “Popoluca”
- Confusion about the names “Tepehua” and “Tepehuán”
- Explanation of the confusion of names of Mexican indigenous languages
- The Ethnologue: an on-line catalog of the languages of Mexico and the world.