noun, plural Mixtecs (especially collectively) Mixtec for 1.
a member of an Amerindian people of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Puebla, Mexico.
the Oto-Manguean language
of the Mixtecs, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
Origin: Related forms
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