Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Photo: Semana Cultural Wikipedia: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, it was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec Route. The name is taken from the town of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec in …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance and food. Spotlight Dizhsa Nabani Headlines http://bulletin.swarthmore.edu/spring-2017-issue-iii-volume-cxiv/zapotec-talking-dictionary TuxTyping dedizh diiste / TuxTyping en Zapoteco http://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/los-angeles-immigrant-community-pushes-to-keep-zapotec-language-alive-14648.html http://linguistics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.001.0001/acrefore-9780199384655-e-73 Elsewhere on the Web …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca Links related to Oaxaca presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @ppavel77 @Jualjire Facebook La Cosecha Oaxaca Comala Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca Te Invito a Oaxaca El Piñero de la Cuenca Chepiche Café Ciudad de Oaxaca = Oaxaca City https://www.facebook.com/gobmunoax EnamorARTE de Oaxaca Mercados de Oaxaca Insider’s Guide to Oaxaca Museo Textil de Oaxaca …

Chacahua Lagoons

Photo: Kefith, Mangrove Oaxaca – The Chacahua Lagoons National Park (Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua) comprises a series of lagoons and beach shoreline between the towns of Santiago Jamiltepec and Puerto Escondido, west of Highway 200. The 14,175 hectares (35,000 acres) national park park includes savannas, coastal dunes, and mangroves. Local fauna include white egrets, …

Chocolate Oaxaca

Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. History Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this to the …

Oaxaca

Photo: La Primavera There are changes afoot in ‘Tierra del Sol,’ this southern Mexican state blessed with mountains, verdant valleys and a beautiful coast on the Pacific Ocean. Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced ‘wa-HA-ka’ Buzzword Bingo (Words you should know and that are fun to know) Acompañamiento – Agua (Water) – Aguamiel – Apaztle – Árbol …