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User guide

There are two main ways of interacting with the map:

  1. via the control panel
  2. by clicking on the individual icons

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Control panel

Languages

The languages and their corresponding communities are taken from the Catálogo de las Lenguas Indígenas Nacionales (Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas, 2008). You can restrict the map to show only communities that speak a specific language.

Settings

“Include locations with no data”: For privacy reasons, the 2010 census did not collect information (other than geographic coordinates, total population, and total number of households) for communities with fewer than three households. By default, these communities are excluded from the map. Select this box to include these communities.

“Use proportional icons”: You can adjust the size of the icons to reflect the following (thresholds given in parentheses):

  • the total population in the community (N = 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000)
  • the number of indigenous language speakers (N = 10, 100, 500, 1500, 5000)
  • the percentage of the total population who speak an indigenous language (10%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%)
  • the number of indigenous language speakers who are monolingual (N = 10, 50, 100, 300, 1000)
  • the percentage of speakers who are monolingual (10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%)
  • the percentage of speakers who are preschool-aged (3 to 5 years) (1%, 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%)

Filter by community name

You can search for a specific community by entering all or part of its name. For example, entering “pa” will plot all the communities with “pa” in any part of their name. Select “match only the beginning of names” if you want the search to proceed sequentially from the first letter (i.e. only communities whose name begins with “pa”).

Show only:

You can use these filters to show only the communities with an increase or a decrease in speakers, from 2000 to 2010 or from 1990 to 2010.

Additional filters

You can use these filters to set custom thresholds based on the percentage of the total population who speak an indigenous language and/or the percentage of speakers who are monolingual. Both filters can be applied simultaneously.

Individual icons

Hovering over an individual icon will show you the name of the community, the Totonacan language spoken there, and the number of speakers of any indigenous language.

When you click on an individual icon, the community name appears. Click on “show details” to see the basic demographic profile for that community. Click on “more details” to see additional demographic information. The indicators shown (see below) are those that we consider relevant to understanding the vitality of the indigenous language(s) in the community. By hovering the mouse over the indicator name, you can see a longer description of the indicator.

You can search for any indicator recorded in the 2010 Census by entering the code: click on “List of 2010 Census indicators” to see the list (PDF format, in Spanish only). Type in the code (a list of matches will be shown), hit “Enter”, then click “Add this row to the table.”

You can have multiple dialogue boxes open simultaneously if you wish to compare different communities.

List of indicators:

Indicator Description
State State
Municipality Municipality
Principal indigenous language(s) Based on Catálogo de las lenguas indígenas nacionales (2008)
Total population in 2010 Total population as per 2010 census
Total speakers aged 3+ Persons aged 3+ who report speaking an indigenous language
Percentage speakers Percentage of total population (aged 3+) who report speaking an indigenous language (includes monolingual and bilingual speakers)
Percentage monolingual speakers Percentage of indigenous language speakers (aged 3+) who report not knowing Spanish
Percentage speakers aged 3 to 5 Percentage of indigenous language speakers who are preschool-aged
Percentage living in indigenous household Percentage of total population who live in a household headed by an indigenous language speaker
Percentage change in population, 2000 to 2010 Change in total population from 2000 to 2010
Percentage change in population, 1990 to 2010 Change in total population from 1990 to 2010
Percentage change in speakers, 2000 to 2010 Change from 2000 to 2010 in number of people aged 5+ who report speaking an indigenous language
Percentage change in speakers, 1990 to 2010 Change from 1990 to 2010 in number of people aged 5+ who report speaking an indigenous language
Percentage change in monolingual speakers, 2000 to 2010 Change from 2000 to 2010 in number of indigenous language speakers aged 5+ who report not knowing Spanish
Percentage change in monolingual speakers, 1990 to 2010 Change from 1990 to 2010 in number of indigenous language speakers aged 5+ who report not knowing Spanish
Percentage population, male Percentage of total population who are male
Percentage population, female Percentage of total population who are female
Percentage aged 14 and under Percentage of total population aged 14 and younger
Percentage aged 65 and over Percentage of total population aged 65 and older
Percentage speakers, male Percentage of indigenous language speakers (aged 3+) who are male
Percentage male speakers, monolingual Percentage of male indigenous language speakers (aged 3+) who do not speak Spanish
Percentage speakers, female Percentage of indigenous language speakers (aged 3+) who are female
Percentage female speakers, monolingual Percentage of female indigenous language speakers (aged 3+) who do not speak Spanish
Percentage children aged 3 to 14 not attending school Percentage of children aged 3 to 14 who do not attend school
Percentage population (aged 15+) illiterate in Spanish Percentage of population aged 15+ who are illiterate in Spanish
Average years of schooling completed For persons aged 15+ (basic education is 12 years)
Average years of schooling, male For males aged 15+ (basic education is 12 years)
Average years of schooling, female For females aged 15+ (basic education is 12 years)
Percentage in work force Percentage of total population (aged 12+) who are able to work
Percentage in work force, male Percentage of total male population (aged 12+) who are able to work
Percentage in work force, female Percentage of total female population (aged 12+) who are able to work
Percentage unemployed Percentage of work force (aged 12+) who are unemployed
Percentage unemployed, male Percentage of male work force (aged 12+) who are unemployed
Percentage unemployed, female Percentage of female work force (aged 12+) who are unemployed

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