Definition of Otomanguean in English:

Otomanguean

Line breaks: Oto|man¦guean
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊtə(ʊ)ˈmaŋgɪən
 
, -ˈmaŋgwɪən/

adjective

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

Origin

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

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