noun Za·po·tec \ˌzä-pə-ˈtek, ˌsä-, ˌza-; ˈzä-pə-ˌtek, ˈsä-, ˈza-\

Definition of Zapotec

  1. :  a member of an American Indian people of Oaxaca state, Mexico

Origin and Etymology 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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