Zapotec Definition

zäpə-tĕk, säpō-
zapotecs
noun
A member of a North American Indian people of S Mexico.
Webster's New World
A modern-day descendant of this people.
American Heritage
The language or group of dialects spoken by this people.
Webster's New World
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adjective
Of the Zapotecs or their language or culture.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Zapotec

Noun

Singular:
Zapotec
Plural:
zapotecs

Origin of Zapotec

  • Spanish Zapoteco from Nahuatl tzapotēcah pl. of tzapotēcatl person from Tzapotlan from Tzapotlān place name tzapotl sapodilla tlān place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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