from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people centered at Monte Albán in southern Mexico, whose civilization reached its height around A.D. 300-900.
- n. A modern-day descendant of this people.
- n. Any of a group of related languages spoken in southern Mexico.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of an indigenous people of Mexico, concentrated in the state of Oaxaca and spread into some neighbouring states.
- proper n. Any of a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken by the Zapotec people.
- adj. Of or relating to the Zapotec people.
- adj. Of or relating to their language.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the language or culture of the Zapotec people
- n. a member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900
- n. the language of the Zapotec
Spanish Zapoteco, from Nahuatl tzapotēcah, pl. of tzapotēcatl, person from Tzapotlan, from Tzapotlān, place name : tzapotl, sapodilla + tlān, place.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish zapoteca, from Nahuatl Tzapotēcah, plural of Tzapotēcatl "inhabitant of the place of sapote". (Wiktionary)