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Guerrero Nahuatl (náhuatl de Guerrero) is spoken in a large mountainous area in the state of Guerrero, from Chilpancingo in the west to Tlapa in the east, and from near Iguala south into the Sierra Madre Occidental.
Guerrero Nahuatl is spoken by an estimated 150,000 speakers in dozens of towns. Among the towns which are mostly Nahuatl-speaking are Atliaca, Copalillo, Tlalcosotitlán, Zitlala, Celocotitlán, and Xalitla.
In Guerrero Nahuatl what is a long l for other variants is pronounced jl [hl]. Thus the word for 'house', which is calli elsewhere, is pronounced cajli [káhli], and what is elsewhere tlaxcalli 'tortilla' is pronounced tlaxcajli [tlaškáhli].
Guerrero Nahuatl has a negative prefix x- [š-] which goes on verbs, adjectives, and even nouns. Thus nitequiti [nitekíti] means 'I work' and xnitequiti [šnitekíti] means 'I don't work'; cuajli means 'good' and xcuajli means 'bad'; tlacatl means '(he is a) man', and xtlacatl means 'he is not a man'. In Nahuatl generally there is a prefix x- or xi- which marks imperative verbs, and this can cause ambiguity in some cases. For instance, xtequiti [štekíti] can mean either 'go work' or 'he doesn't work', and the hearer must discern from context which is meant.
The recorded words were pronounced by Pascual Aburto M.