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Table 1 Sociodemographic data of the three municipalities

From: Cultural change and loss of ethnoecological knowledge among the Isthmus Zapotecs of Mexico

Municipality % Speaking indigenous language % Speaking Zapotec monolingual % Speaking Zapotec monolingual % Of 15 year-old or older who read and write in Spanish Average number of years in school % Of the population engaged in primary production activities
  Year 2000 Year 2000 Year 1950 Year 2000 Year 2000 Year 2000
Juchitán de Zaragoza 70.01 8.81 27.26 52.11 6.26 13.89
San Blas Atempa 92.76 24.87 72.08 39.95 3.56 33.79
Santa María Xadani 97.71 34.07 83.33 32.05 3.36 35.01
  1. Linguistic competencies, level of schooling and primary production as an occupation of the three municipalities. The gradient is shown in percentages of Zapotec and monolingual speakers, reading and writing skills in Spanish, formal education level and population engaged in primary productivity activities.