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For the community in Louisiana, see Tepetate, Louisiana.

Tepetate (Spanish tepetate; Nahuatl tepetlatl) is a Mexican term for a kind of brittle volcanic rock. Tepetate can be converted into arable land through pulverization.


Williams, Barbara J. (1972). "Tepetate in the Valley of Mexico". Annals of the Association of American Geographers 62 (4): 618–626. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8306.1972.tb00890.x. 

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