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The San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec language is spoken by around 5,000 people in and around the town of San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.  San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec is one of more than 60 different Zapotec languages spoken in the Valley of Oaxaca and the surrounding area.

At an average altitude of 5,000 feet, this robust people raise horses, cows, sheep, and oxen which were initially brought by settlers from Europe in the 16th century. The Zapotecs produce corn, beans, chilies, and gourds mostly for their own livelihood.  Coffee is grown as a cash crop. A tumpline, held by a strap around the head, is used to carry produce over the trails.

This Webonary version of the San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec – Spanish dictionary has around 1850 entries.

Visit the San Dionisio Ocotepec Zapotec dictionary site to learn more about the language or to use the dictionary.


  • San Dionisio town hall
  • Oaxaca colorful map with Tlacolula district
  • San Dionisio colorful building and man
  • San Dionisio man and boy doing reforestation
  • San Dionisio arch with mountains beyond