Las lenguas totonacas y tepehuas

The Totonac once had a rich tradition of storytelling and legends, though today in the Upper Necaxa Valley this is rapidly being lost. One of the goals of the Upper Necaxa Project has been to collect as oral narratives and to document as much of this tradition as we can. Such texts are a important repository of linguistic, anthropological, and cultural information, and are of use to a wide range of people involved in the language at the academic and the community level. To date we have recorded and analyzed more than two dozen stories, a few of which are offered here.