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Coixtlahuaca (Chocho: Nguichee; Mixtec: Yodzocoo; Nahuatl: Coaixtlahuacan) was a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican state in the Mixteca Alta (now in Oaxaca, Mexico). Coixtlahuaca was a multi-ethnic polity, inhabited by both Chochos and Mixtecs. In addition to the Chocho and Mixtec languages, Nahuatl was used as a lingua franca. Its name means "plain of snakes". The state also exerted power over the Cuicatecans.[2]

Coixtlahuaca

Nguichee
Yodzocoo
Coaixtlahuacan
1080–1490[1]
CapitalCoixtlahuaca
Common languagesChocho
Mixtec
Nahuatl
Religion
Mesoamerican religion
GovernmentMonarchy
History 
• Established
1080
• Incorporated into the Aztec Empire
1490[1]
Dominican Convent in San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, Oaxaca

Coixtlahuaca was conquered by the Aztecs under Moctezuma I in the 15th century.

According to Hernán Cortés, envoys of Coixtlahuaca surrendered to the Spanish in September 1520. Coixtlahuaca was incorporated into New Spain as the municipality of San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca.

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  1. ^ http://www.inafed.gob.mx/work/enciclopedia/EMM20oaxaca/municipios/20176a.html
  2. ^ Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972), p. 54