Zo·​que·​an | \ -āən \
plural Zoquean or Zoqueans

Definition of Zoquean

1a : a Mexican Indian people of eastern Tabasco and the adjacent districts of Chiapas and Oaxaca
b : a member of such people
2 : a language stock of southern Mexico that includes Zoque, Mixe, and Popoluca

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Zoque + English -an

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“Zoquean.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zoquean. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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