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Mixtec

[mees-tek] /ˈmis tɛk/
noun, plural Mixtecs (especially collectively) Mixtec for 1.
1.
a member of an Amerindian people of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla, Mexico.
2.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Mixtecs, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
Also, Mixteco.
Origin of Mixtec
1840-1850
1840-50; < Mexican Spanish mixteco < Nahuatl mixtēcah, plural of mixtēcatl person from Mixtlān (mix(tli) cloud + -tlān locative suffix, -tēcatl suffix of personal nouns)
Related forms
Mixtecan, adjective, noun
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  • The priest, an excellent man, is a pure-blooded Mixtec indian, talking the language as his mother tongue.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for Mixtec

Mixtec

/ˈmiːstɛk/
noun
1.
(pl) -tecs, -tec. a member of an American Indian people of Mexico
2.
the language of this people
Derived Forms
Mixtecan, adjective, noun
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