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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
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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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