1A member of an American Indian people of northern Oaxaca in southern Mexico.
2The Oto-Manguean language spoken by this people.
Of or relating to the Mazatecs or their language.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Augustus Henry Keane (1833–1912). From Spanish Mazateca from Nahuatl masa:te:ka from masa deer + -te:ka ending denoting ‘inhabitant of the place of —’.