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[wuh-hah-kuh; Spanish wah-hah-kah] /wəˈhɑ kə; Spanish wɑˈhɑ kɑ/
a state in S Mexico. 36,375 sq. mi. (94,210 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this state, in the central part. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the states of Puebla and Oaxaca, tiled faades ornamented the hacienda residences and lofty walls surrounded them.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • There was no considerable town on our way, save Oaxaca, and that we must leave to our left.

    In the Days of Drake J. S. Fletcher
  • Here the state extends to the borders of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • A trip to Oaxaca to see wonderful Mitla should not be missed.

  • In the second field expedition, January to March 1899, we worked entirely in the state of Oaxaca.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • In the province of Oaxaca we shall find several groups of ruins.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Previously this species was known definitely only from the Plains of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.

  • As for the other ruins in Oaxaca, we will not stop longer to examine them.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for Oaxaca


/wəˈhɑːkə; Spanish oaˈxaka/
a state of S Mexico, on the Pacific: includes most of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; inhabited chiefly by Indians. Capital: Oaxaca de Juárez. Pop: 3 432 180 (2000). Area: 95 363 sq km (36 820 sq miles)
a city in S Mexico, capital of Oaxaca state: founded in 1486 by the Aztecs and conquered by Spain in 1521. Pop: 483 000 (2005 est) Official name Oaxaca de Juárez (de ˈxwarɛθ)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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