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Handwritten Manuscripts

This area of the site is still in progress. We have images of over 100 manuscripts of documents written in Colonial Valley Zapotec that we will be posting to this website over the next year. For now, explore a sample manuscript from Tlacochahuaya, presented with images of the original manuscript, contemporaneous Spanish translation, and transcriptions of each. The first 28 manuscripts are available without transcriptions. As we transcribe and analyze these texts, they will be made available as well.