ETHNONYMS: The Chinantec are subdivided by dialect, habitat, and culture into at least four main groups. "Huhmei," "Wa-hmi," and "Dzah-hmi" are the ethnonyms used by groups inhabiting central, eastern, and western subregions, respectively. No ethnonyms are reported for northern and northwestern groups.
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Weitlaner, Roberto J., and Howard F. Cline (1969). "The Chinantec." In Handbook of Middle American Indians, edited by Robert Wauchope. Vol. 7, Ethnology, Part One, edited by Evon Z. Vogt, 523-552. Austin: University of Texas Press.
C. H. BROWNER AND ARTHUR J. RUBEL
We wish to thank Sarah L. Cline for graciously providing access to the field notes and papers of her late father, Howard F. Cline.