Definition of Mixtec
1 : the language of the Mixtec people
2 : a member of an American Indian people of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
Origin and Etymology 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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