Definition of Mitla in English:

Mitla

proper noun

  • An ancient city in southern Mexico, to the east of the city of Oaxaca, now a noted archaeological site. Believed to have been established as a burial site by the Zapotecs, it was eventually overrun by the Mixtecs in about AD 1000.

Origin

Nahuatl, literally ‘place of the dead’.

Pronunciation

Mitla

/ˈmiːtlə/