pre-Cortesian

adjective
\ ¦prēˌkȯ(r)¦tezēən, -tēzhən \

Definition of pre-Cortesian

: of or relating to the period before the conquest of Mexico by Cortez

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History and Etymology for pre-Cortesian

pre- + Hernán Cortés (Cortez) †1547 Spanish conqueror of Mexico + English -ian

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“Pre-Cortesian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pre-Cortesian. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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