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Zapotec

Zapotec refers to a native people of Mexico, their language, and their historic culture and traditions.

The Zapotec people are centered in Oaxaca in south central Mexico. In Pre-Columbian times they were one of the Mesoamerican civilizations. Archeological evidence shows their culture goes back some 2500 years. Their most impressive ancient city was Monte Alban[?].

The most famous Zapotec person in modern times was Benito Juarez, generally regarded as Mexico's greatest President.

There are over 400,000 Zapotec people living in Mexico today.

External Link

  • Zapotec Culture (http://zapotec.agron.iastate.edu/cultura) (in English and Spanish)



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