Oaxaca

[ wuh-hah-kuh; Spanish wah-hah-kah ]
/ wəˈhɑ kə; Spanish wɑˈhɑ kɑ /

noun

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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Oaxaca
/ (wəˈhɑːkə, Spanish oaˈxaka) /

noun

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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