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Zapotec

noun Za·po·tec \ˌzä-pə-ˈtek, ˌsä-\

Definition of ZAPOTEC

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

Origin of ZAPOTEC

Spanish zapoteca, from Nahuatl tzapotēcah, plural of tzapotēcatl, literally, person of (the land of) sapodillas, from tzapotl sapodilla fruit + -tēcatl person (from)
First Known Use: 1843

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