[wuh-hah-kuh; Spanish wah-hah-kah]


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.

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Contemporary Examples of oaxaca

  • One artist, Edgardo Aragón from Oaxaca, tries to capture that in an exhibition at the Laurel Gitlen Gallery.

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    Mexico’s Dark Past and Present

    William O’Connor

    June 21, 2013

  • She lives in the same house as Pixel, our Italian Greyhound, who is something of a celebrity in Oaxaca.

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    In Praise of the Mexican Hairless Dog

    Noah Kristula-Green

    February 14, 2012

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British Dictionary definitions for oaxaca



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)
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