The amuzgos primarily based its economy on subsistence agriculture, livestock, and crafts like ceramics and the making of embroideries and fabrics. They are known internationally for their complicated tissue, in which used geometric designs or small representations of animals. The name amuzgo comes from the word amoxco, which can be translated place of books. If this explanation is correct, probably refers to Xochistlahuaca as the political and religious head of the region at the time of the Spanish conquest. But this is not the Amuzgo indigenous name. Add to your understanding with CEO Mark Thompson. In Xochistlahuaca people call their nOMNDAA language; in San Pedro Amuzgos name is nonndaa or jnon ndaa. Like other languages, the amuzga language is tonal; the tone with which a Word is pronounced is so important to change it, you can also change the meaning of the word to another completely different. The sound system used nasalization and contrast rare between ballistic and controlled syllables.
(A similar contrast is found in the) There is a moderate number of prefixes and suffixes in some words (especially verbs). The order of words in sentences is: verb subject complement, and the cataloged follow the noun they possess. The is one of the families of the. There are three major variants of amuzgo spoken in the Sierra Madre del Sur, near the border between Guerrero and Oaxaca. A variant is spoken by over 23,000 people in the southeast of the State of Guerrero, in the vicinity of Xochistlahuaca. The other two are spoken in the southwestern part of the State of Oaxaca, by 4000 people in San Pedro Amuzgos and Santa Maria Ipalapa 1200. The Iha worked mainly in Xochistlahuaca and San Pedro Amuzgos.