Mixtec

Mixtec

[mees-tek]
noun, plural Mixtecs (especially collectively) Mixtec for 1.
1.
a member of an Amerindian people of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla, Mexico.
2.
the Oto-Manguean language of the Mixtecs, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
Also, Mixteco.


Origin:
1840–50; < Mexican Spanish mixteco < Nahuatl mixtēcah, plural of mixtēcatl person from Mixtlān (mix(tli) cloud + -tlān locative suffix, -tēcatl suffix of personal nouns)

Mixtecan, adjective, noun
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Mixtec (ˈmiːstɛk)
 
n , -tecs, -tec
1.  a member of an American Indian people of Mexico
2.  the language of this people
 
Mix'tecan
 
adj, —n

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