noun (plural same or Totonacs)
1A member of an American Indian people of east central Mexico.
- When organum was just coming to birth in Europe the Totonacs in the Veracruz region were already favouring quadruple and triple clay tube flutes that sounded four and three-note chords.
- The Huastecos and Otomíes occupied the north, while the Totonacs resided in the north-center.
- Seeing that the gods made no resistance, the Totonacs were quite willing to embrace the new faith.
2The language of the Totonac.
- At least a dozen of the Mexicans who have been through the program have produced books in Totonac, Nahnu, Zapotec, Chinantec, and Mazatec.
- The mass was said in Totonac by a Nahuatl-speaking priest and nuns who had learned Totonac.
Relating to the Totonac or their language.
- In the Totonac language from Mexico, this person would be described as ‘spleen-broken’.
- The same task used with the adult Totonac speakers was used with children, ages 4-10 years old.
- No decision which affects the life of the Totonac people can be taken without their consent.
From Spanish Totonaca, from Nahuatl Totonacatl.
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