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Tlapanec, Tlappanec, Tlapaneco or Meꞌphaa may refer to:

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Tlapanec language language

Tlapanec, or Meꞌphaa, is an indigenous Mexican language spoken by more than 98,000 Tlapanec people in the state of Guerrero. Like other Oto-Manguean languages, it is tonal and has complex inflectional morphology. The ethnic group themselves refer to their ethnic identity and language as Me̱ꞌpha̱a̱.

Subtiaba is an extinct Oto-Manguean language which was spoken on the Pacific slope of Nicaragua, especially in the Subtiaba district of León. Edward Sapir established a connection between Subtiaba and Tlapanec. When Lehmann wrote about it in 1909 it was already very endangered or moribund.

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The Supanecan or Tlapanecan languages are Tlapanec (Me'phaa) of Guerrero and the extinct Subtiaba of Nicaragua. The family was recognized in 1925 by Edward Sapir, who linked them to his Hokan proposal. However, they are the most recently recognized members of the Oto-Manguean language family, the relationship having been demonstrated in 1977 by Jorge Suárez. The Oto-Manguean affiliation of Tlapaneco-Subtiaba is supported by Kaufman (2016).

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The Tlapanec, or Meꞌphaa, are an indigenous people of Mexico native to the state of Guerrero. The Tlapanec language is a part of the Oto-Manguean language family. The now extinct Subtiaba language of Nicaragua was a closely related language. Today Tlapanecs live primarily in the state of Guerrero a number more than 98,000.

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XEZV-AM SRCI radio station in Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero

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Jorge Alberto Suárez was an Argentinian linguist specializing in Mexican indigenous languages. He was born in Villa María in the province of Córdoba in Argentina, and was educated in Buenos Aires, first as a high school teacher. Along with his first wife, Emma Gregores, from 1959 to 1961 he finished a doctorate at Cornell University, studying with Charles Hockett. In 1968, he published his first book, a grammar of the Guaraní language, coauthored with Emma Gregores, a reworking of his doctoral dissertation. He subsequently taught in Argentina until 1969 when he moved to Mexico where he married Mexican linguist Yolanda Lastra, his second wife. In Mexico, he dedicated himself to the study of indigenous Mexican languages, working conjointly with his wife he carried out extensive dialectological surveys of Nahuatl and he conducted in-depth field work of the Tlapanec language (Me'phaa), writing the first full grammar of the language. In 1983 he published a widely influential book on Mesoamerican languages. He was also the editor of the monograph series Archivo de Lenguas Indígenas de México.