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Zapatista

Syllabification: Za·pa·tis·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌzäpəˈtēstə/

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Definition of Zapatista in English:

noun

A member or supporter of a Mexican revolutionary force working for social and agrarian reforms, which launched a popular uprising in the state of Chiapas in 1994.

Origin

Spanish, named after Emiliano Zapata (see Zapata, Emiliano) + -ista.

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