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  1. a state in S Mexico. 28,732 sq. mi. (74,415 sq. km). Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez.
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Examples from the Web for chiapas

Historical Examples

  • The last revolt of the Indians of Chiapas occurred among the Zotzils in 1869.


    Daniel G. Brinton

  • He asserts that the whole State of Tobasco, and part of Chiapas, is covered with ruins.

  • The natives of Chiapas shoot the fish from the end of the canoe with bow and arrow.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • The Chiapanecs inhabit the interior of the state of Chiapas.

  • This species has been taken in Tabasco and northern Chiapas.

British Dictionary definitions for chiapas


  1. a state of S Mexico: mountainous and forested; Maya ruins in the northeast; rich mineral resources. Capital: Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Pop: 3 920 515 (2000). Area: 73 887 sq km (28 816 sq miles)
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