Definition of Tzotzil in English:


Syllabification: Tzo·tzil
Pronunciation: /ˈ(t)sōtˈsēl

noun (plural same or Tzotzils)

  • 1A member of an American Indian people of southern Mexico.
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    • Mr Sterk says that, when evangelicals first come in, the Tzotzils want to defend their spiritual world.
    • From then on, nearly three hundred Indians, mainly Tzotzils, have converted to Islam in Chiapas.
    • That shared commitment to peace has brought us and the Tzotzils of Chenalhó together to learn from each other.
  • 2The Mayan language of the Tzotzil.
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    • They sit on the rim of the back of the truck, laughing and joking in their native tongue of Tzotzil while holding on for dear life.
    • Tzotzil appears to contrast both physical and mental proximity, if I'm reading my source right.


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  • Relating to the Tzotzil or their language.
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    • In Chiapas, Maya of the Tzeltal and Tzotzil tribes took part in the Zapatista uprising of January 1994.
    • A native of the Tzotzil ethnic group, she lives in a small rural town 130 miles away from San Cristóbal de las Casas, the capital city of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
    • Tzotzil people make up the largest indigenous group in Mexic´s southernmost state of Chiapas.


the name in Tzotzil.

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