Any of a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken in southern Mexico by the Zapotec.
A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people centered at Monte Albán in southern Mexico, whose civilization reached its height around ad 300–900.
A modern-day descendant of this people.
A member of a North American Indian people of S Mexico.
The language or group of dialects spoken by this people.
Of the Zapotecs or their language or culture.
Other Word Forms
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