A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (language)
a. Mixtec
Había solamente una persona en la sala que hablase español y mixteco.There was only one person in the room who would speak Spanish and Mixtec.
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 group of indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica)
a. Mixtec
La mayoría de los mixtecos vive en el sur de México.The majority of Mixtecs live in the south of Mexico.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (of Mixtec origin)
a. Mixtecan
La mujer en la tienda hablaba en un dialecto mixteco.The woman at the store spoke a Mixtecan dialect.
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el mixteco (México) (Hist) (pueblo) the Mixtecs; (civilización) Mixtec civilization
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