(redirected from Mixteca Indians)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.


n. pl. Mixtec or Mix·tecs
a. A member of a Mesoamerican Indian people of southern Mexico whose civilization was overthrown by the Aztecs in the 1500s.
b. A modern-day descendant of this people.
2. Any of the related group of Oto-Manguean languages spoken by this people.

[Spanish, from Nahuatl mixtecatl, inhabitant of Mixtecapán, a province of the Aztec empire.]


npl -tecs or -tec
1. (Peoples) a member of an American Indian people of Mexico
2. (Languages) the language of this people
Mixˈtecan adj, n


(ˈmis tɛk)

n., pl. -tecs, (esp. collectively) -tec.
1. a member of an American Indian people living primarily in N and W Oaxaca in Mexico.
2. the complex of Otomanguean languages spoken by the Mixtecs.
Mix•tec′an, adj., n.
References in periodicals archive ?
With your help, we can achieve important reforms in our laws, in our institutions, in our constitution, so that you can construct your own future," he told thousands of Mixteca Indians.