Huastec

[ wahs-tek ]
/ ˈwɑs tɛk /

noun, plural Huas·tecs, (especially collectively) Huas·tec for 1.

a member of an Indian people of Mexico.
a Mayan language, the language of the Huastecs.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Huastec

Haus·tec·an, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021