A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Mazatec
El mazateco se habla en varios de los estados mexicanos.Mazatec is spoken in several of the Mexican states.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (member of a Mexican indigenous people)
a. Mazatec
Los mazatecos tienen una relación muy estrecha con la naturaleza.Mazatecs have a very close relationship with nature.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Mazatec origin)
a. Mazatec
El lingüista lleva varios años dedicado al estudio del léxico y la sintaxis mazatecos.The linguist has spent several years studying the Mazatec vocabulary and syntax.
b. Mazatecan
La cultura mazateca es muy rica y variada.Mazatecan culture is very rich and varied.
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