Aguacatec

noun

Agua·​ca·​tec
ə-ˈgwä-kə-ˌtek
plural Aguacatec or Aguacatecs
1
a
: an Indian people living in the region of Aguacatan, Guatemala
b
: a member of such people
2
: the Mayan language of the Aguacatec people

Word History

Etymology

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, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aguacatec was in 1875

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“Aguacatec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aguacatec. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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