noun (plural Mixtec or Mixtecs) Etymology: American Spanish mixteco, from Nahuatl mixtēcatl, literally, inhabitant of Mixtlan (mountainous area of western Oaxaca), from mix- cloud + -tēcatl person (from) Date: 1850 1. the language of the Mixtec people 2. a member of an American Indian people of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico

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