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Huastec

[wahs-tek]
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noun, plural Huas·tecs, (especially collectively) Huas·tec for 1.
  1. a member of an Indian people of Mexico.
  2. a Mayan language, the language of the Huastecs.
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Origin of Huastec

1835–45; < Mexican Spanish huasteco < Nahuatl huāxtēcatl person from Huāxtlān, equivalent to huāx(in) a tropical tree that produces edible pods + -tlān locative suffix, -tēcatl suffix of ethnic names
Related formsHaus·tec·an, adjective
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