|Region||Mexico: Puebla, Veracruz, Hidalgo|
|Native speakers||(10,000 cited 1982–1990)|
tee – Tepehua of Huehuetla
tpp – Tepehua of Pisaflores
tpt – Tepehua of Tlachichilco
Tepehua is an language cluster of Mexico, spoken across a number of central Mexican states by the Tepehua people. Tepehua is a Mesoamerican language and shows many of the traits which define the Mesoamerican Linguistic Area. Along with some 62 other indigenous languages, it is recognized by a statutory law of Mexico1 as an official language in the Mexican Federal District and the other administrative divisions in which it is spoken and it is on an equal footing with Spanish.
|Language||ISO-Code||Where spoken||Number of speakers|
|Tepehua of Huehuetla||tee||Northeastern Hidalgo, Huehuetla, and half the town of Mecapalapa in Puebla.||3,000 (1982 SIL)|
|Tepehua of Pisaflores||tpp||Around the town of Pisaflores Veracruz||4,000 (1990 census).|
|Tepehua of Tlachichilco||tpt||Tlachichilco, Veracruz||3,000 (1990 SIL).|
Huehuetla and Pisaflores are at best marginally intelligible, at 60–70% intelligibility (depending on direction). Tlachichilco, however, much lower intelligibility with the others, at 40% intelligibility or less.
- PDF (56.2 KiB) ("General Law of the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous peoples"), decree published 13 March 2003
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