WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Language Varietiesa member of an American Indian people living in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
- Language Varietiesthe Oto-Manguean language of the Zapotecs, consisting of a number of highly divergent dialects.
- Archaeologyof or pertaining to a Mesoamerican Indian civilization of the Oaxaca region of Mexico c600b.c.toa.d.1000, characterized by a bar-and-dot system of enumeration, a calendar of Mayan derivation, ball courts, and underground frescoed tombs.
- Nahuatl tzapotēcah, plural of tzapotēcatl person from Tzapotlān (tzapo(tl) sapodilla + -tēcatl suffix of personal nouns, -tlān locative suffix)
- Mexican Spanish zapoteco