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or O•to-Man•gue•an

(ˌoʊ toʊˈmɑŋ gi ən, -ˈmæŋ-)
a family of American Indian languages, including Otomi, Mixtec, and Zapotec, spoken or formerly spoken by a number of peoples of central and S Mexico and Central America.
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Linguists specializing in one or more of the languages they consider explore the relation between tone and inflectional morphology in different languages, with case studies of the Oto-Manguean languages of Mexico.