Definition of Zapotec
: 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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