from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper 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.
  • proper n. The largest city in the state of Oaxaca, for which the state is named.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city of southeastern Mexico


Nahuatl Huāxyacac ("place of guaje trees"). (Wiktionary)



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