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The origin and meaning of the name “Amuzgo” is unclear, and there are several theories. It seems likely that the name comes from one of the many Nahuatl languages (Uto-Aztecan language family): (1) One claim says that it comes from Nahuatl amoxco (“‘Place of Books’”); (2) another is that it began as amuchco (“‘where there is tin’”), composed of amuchitl (“‘tin’”) and -co (“‘in, at’”); (3) a third idea is that it comes from Nahuatl amochitl (“‘where there is copper’”).
- An indigenous language of Mexico (Oto-Manguean language family) with about 30,000 speakers, mostly in Oaxaca state.
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