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 (zä′kə-tĕ′kəs, sä′-)
A city of central Mexico north of Aguascalientes. Founded in 1546 as a mining community, it is noted for its well-preserved colonial architecture.


(Spanish θakaˈtekas)
1. (Placename) a state of N central Mexico, on the central plateau: rich mineral resources. Capital: Zacatecas. Pop: 1 351 207 (2000). Area: 75 040 sq km (28 973 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in N central Mexico, capital of Zacatecas state: silver mines. Pop: 241 000 (2005 est)


(ˌzɑ kəˈteɪ kəs, ˌsɑ-)

1. a state in N central Mexico. 1,336,496; 28,125 sq. mi. (72,845 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 100,051.
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These include the following groups: Aztec, Zacateco, Tarascan, Cazcan, Guachichil, Huichol, Lagunero, Tepehuan, Cora, Acaxee, Tamaulipeco, Coahuilteco, Tarahumara, Opata, Pima Bajo, Jumano, Julimeno, Lipan Apache, Carrizo, Tonkawa, Karankawa, Mescalero Apache, Caddo, Otomi and Tlascalan (Shonle 1925; Stewart 1987).