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Mixtec

noun Mix·tec \mēs-ˈtek, mis-, mēsh-, mish-\
plural Mixtec or Mixtecs

Definition of MIXTEC

1
:  the language of the Mixtec people
2
:  a member of an American Indian people of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
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Origin of MIXTEC

American Spanish mixteco, from Nahuatl mixtēcatl, literally, inhabitant of Mixtlan (mountainous area of western Oaxaca), from mix- cloud + -tēcatl person (from)
First Known Use: 1850

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