Definition of Otomanguean in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌōtōˈmäNGɡēən/ Pronunciation: /-ˈmaNG-/


Relating to or denoting a family of American Indian languages of central and southern Mexico, including Mixtec and Zapotec.


1940s: from Otomi + Mangue (an extinct language of Costa Rica) + -an.

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Syllabification: O·to·man·gue·an

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