noun (plural same or Mixtecs)
- 1A member of an American Indian people of southern Mexico, noted for their skill in pottery and metallurgy.More example sentences
- The sculptures depict the sacred symbolism used in the costumes of the Zapotecs and Mixtecs, two of the main pre-Hispanic societies of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca.
- The author has produced a work on the Mixtecs of colonial Mexico which rivals the best of that on any of these other better-known and documented groups.
- He argues that the Aztecs and Mixtecs had their own history and their own writing systems and should be understood and appreciated as such without necessary reference to the Old World.
- 2The Otomanguean language of the Mixtec, spoken by about 250,000 people in several dialects.More example sentences
- All of these elements are rallied into a cohesive whole, whether she is singing in English, Spanish or any one of four native Indian languages, including the Mixtec of her own background.
- The typical resident is 18 years old, speaks Spanish or Mixtec, and works all day in the blast-furnace desert heat.
- My nephew tried to organize these farmworkers, only to discover that they did not speak Spanish and he spoke no Mixtec.
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- Relating to the Mixtec or their language.More example sentences
- Terraciano has a number of distinguished predecessors, among them Ronald Spores, who threw light on many aspects of prehispanic, colonial, and modern Mixtec affairs.
- Terraciano rightly points to the ways in which Christian formulas in Mixtec testaments can mask a most unorthodox Christianity.
- As with the Nahua-speaking Aztecs of central Mexico during the same era, a three-stage scheme of language change seems to fit the Mixtec case.
Spanish, from Nahuatl mixtecah 'person from a cloudy place'.
More definitions of MixtecDefinition of Mixtec in:
- The US English dictionary