American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southeast Mexico south of Orizaba. It was probably founded in 1486 as an Aztec garrison post and was conquered by the Spanish in 1521. Population: 258,000.
- n. One of the 31 states of Mexico, formally the Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca, located in the southern part of the country, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
- n. The largest city in the state of Oaxaca, for which the state is named.
- n. a city of southeastern Mexico
- Nahuatl Huāxyacac ("place of guaje trees"). (Wiktionary)
“OAXACA (MEXICO): At least 17 people died when a bus overturned on a road in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca today, a local public security official said.”
“Traffic there, as in Oaxaca, is out of control and unbearable.”
“In our opinions, restaurant food in Oaxaca is vastly overrated.”
“I think what Ron and others are doing in Oaxaca is commendable and in no way was I criticizing them for their fair which is a very good idea.”
“The indigenous Zapoteccommunity of Juchitán in Oaxaca is at one extreme.”
“I'll be in Oaxaca from the 8th of March to the 18th.”
“APPO seized the city of Oaxaca for seven months in what become known as the Oaxaca Commune, often mobilizing as many as a half-million citizens in support of their revolutionary demands.”
“The ongoing popular resistance in Oaxaca, which is trying to unseat the governor here, has rightly denounced the official Guelaguetza as an exploitation and travesty of the spirit of that institution.”
“Oaxaca, which is the capitol of the self titled state.”
“The cartel wanted to protect their merchandise, in Oaxaca, which is also one of Mexico's largest marijuana-producing states and a key transit point for drugs heading north.”
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