IPA: zˈæpoʊtɛk

Root Word: Zapotec


  • A member of an indigenous people of Mexico, concentrated in the state of Oaxaca and spread into some neighbouring states.
  • Any of a group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken by the Zapotec people.


  • Of or relating to the Zapotec people.
  • Of or relating to their language.

Examples of "zapotec" in Sentences

  • Focus alignment and optimal order in Zapotec.
  • A few varieties of Zapotec have passive morphology.
  • It is a traditional and historically Zapotec village.
  • These are the earliest Zapotec glyphs known to exist.
  • There is virtually no true morphology in the Zapotec noun.
  • Zapotecs are also tolerant of bisexuality and transvestism.
  • Mixtec writing is also thought to descend from the Zapotec.
  • Much of Zapotec social life is strongly segregated by gender.
  • They are easily recognizable in their traditional Zapotec clothing.
  • In many, indigenous languages such as Nahuatl and Zapotec can be heard.
  • Some people say it is a matriarchal society some others say it is not but the fact is that the women there act very differently from other zapotec areas.

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