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[maz-uh-tek] /ˈmæz əˌtɛk/
noun, plural Mazatecs (especially collectively) Mazatec for 1.
a member of an American Indian people of northern Oaxaca, in Mexico.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Mazatec.
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Mazatecan, adjective Unabridged
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  • We passed and repassed picturesque groups of Mazatec indians with their burdens.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • The mode of wearing the hair among the Mazatec women is in two broad, flat braids hanging down the back.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr

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