What Native American languages are spoken in Mexico?

The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish, but other languages spoken there include:

  1. Nahuatl or Aztec which are spoken by 2.5 million people
  2. Mayan, spoken by 1.5 million people
  3. Mixteco and Zapoteco (both spoken by about 0.7 million people.

In total there are over 60 languages spoken in Mexico, and many dialects within those languages.

Here is a list of 40 indigenous languages of Mexico, but theses are actually language families. So the true number of languages is much higher:


  1. Nahuatl
  2. Yucatec Maya
  3. Zapotec
  4. Mixtec
  5. Mayo
  6. Yaqui
  7. Tzeltal
  8. Tzotzil
  9. Chol
  10. Totonac
  11. Purépecha
  12. Otomi
  13. Mazahua
  14. Mazatec
  15. Chinantec
  16. Mixe
  17. Zoque
  18. Popoluca
  19. Me'phaa
  20. Wixarika
  21. Chontal
  22. Huave
  23. Pame
  24. Teenek
  25. Kickapoo
  26. Kiliwa
  27. Paipai
  28. Cucapá
  29. Amuzgo
  30. Triqui
  31. Lacandon Maya
  32. Mam Maya
  33. Jakaltek
  34. Matlatzinca
  35. Tepehua
  36. Chichimeca Jonaz
  37. Pima Bajo
  38. Ngiwa
  39. Ixcatec
  40. Ayapanec