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Mixtec

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noun Mix·tec \mēs-ˈtek, mis-, mēsh-, mish-\

Definition of Mixtec

plural Mixtec or Mixtecs

  1. 1 :  the language of the Mixtec people

  2. 2 :  a member of an American Indian people of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico



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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