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Huastec

[ wahs-tek ]
/ ˈwɑs tɛk /
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noun, plural Huas·tecs, (especially collectively) Huas·tec for 1.
a member of an Indigenous people of Mexico.
the Mayan language of the Huastec.
adjective
of or relating to the Huastec or their language.
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Also called Tee·nek [ten-ek] /ˈtɛn ɛk/ .

Origin of Huastec

First recorded in 1835–45; from Mexican Spanish huasteco from Nahuatl huāxtēcatl “person from Huāxtlān,” equivalent to huāx(in), a tropical tree that produces edible pods + -tlān locative suffix + -tēcatl suffix of ethnic names

OTHER WORDS FROM Huastec

Haus·tec·an, adjective
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