Mixtec

noun
Mix·​tec | \ mē-ˈstek How to pronounce Mixtec (audio) , mi-, -shtek \
plural Mixtec or Mixtecs

Definition of Mixtec

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

First Known Use of Mixtec

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mixtec

American Spanish mixteco, from Nahuatl mixtēcatl, literally, inhabitant of Mixtlan (mountainous area of western Oaxaca), from mix- cloud + -tēcatl person (from)

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“Mixtec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mixtec. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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