Aguacatec

noun Agua·ca·tec \ə-ˈgwä-kə-ˌtek\

Definition of Aguacatec

plural

Aguacatec

or

Aguacatecs

  1. 1a :  an Indian people living in the region of Aguacatan, Guatemala b :  a member of such people

  2. 2 :  the Mayan language of the Aguacatec people

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Origin and Etymology of aguacatec

borrowed from Spanish aguacateco, borrowed from Nahuatl (presumably āhuacatēcatl, inhabitant of Āhuacatlān, literally, “place of the avocados,” from āhuacatl “avocado” + -tlān, locative suffix)


First Known Use: 1875


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