Za·po·tec (zäpə-tĕk′, säpō-)
n. pl. Zapotec or Za·po·tecs
a. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people centered at Monte Albán in southern Mexico, whose civilization reached its height around AD 300-900.
b. A modern-day descendant of this people.
2. Any of a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken in southern Mexico by the Zapotec.
[Spanish Zapoteco, from Nahuatl tzapotēcah, pl. of tzapotēcatl, person from Tzapotlan, from Tzapotlān, place name : tzapotl, sapodilla + tlān, place.]
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