Definition of Nahuatl

1. Noun. A member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico.

Group relationships: Federation Of Tribes, Tribe
Generic synonyms: American Indian, Indian, Red Indian
Specialized synonyms: Aztec, Toltec



2. Noun. The Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl.

Definition of Nahuatl

1. Proper noun. The polysynthetic Aztecan language spoken by an indigenous people of Mexico. ¹

2. Proper noun. A group of people indigenous to the Central Mexico region spanning multiple tribal groups including the Aztecs. ¹

3. Proper noun. (context: US politics) All persons descended from pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Western hemisphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nahuatl

Nagelian
Nageotte cells
Nagios
Nagorno-Karabakh
Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast
Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Nagorny Karabakh
Nagoya
Nagpur
Nagykanizsa
Nah.
Naha
Naha City
Nahua
Nahuas
Nahuatl (current term)
Nahuatlato
Nahuatlatos
Nahuatlism
Nahuatlisms
Nahuelito
Nahum
Naiadaceae
Naiadales
Naias
Naija
Naijas
Naiki
Nairobi
Nairobi sheep disease virus

Literary usage of Nahuatl

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1887)
"I present them in one column, arranged in alphabetical order, and by their side, their correspondents in the pure Nahuatl of the Valley of Mexico. ..."

2. The American Race: A Linguistic Classification and Ethnographic Description by Daniel Garrison Brinton (1891)
"The Nahuatl Branch. Under the term Nahuas, which has the excellent authority of Sahagun in its favor, I shall include all the tribes of the Uto-Aztecan ..."

3. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1887)
"At the close of his volume Senor Pampa, promises another work soon, containing exercises and reading lessons in Nahuatl. As it is announced that his- ..."

4. Ridpath's Universal History: An Account of the Origin, Primitive Condition by John Clark Ridpath (1897)
"The incoming of the Nahuatl tribes, who at length gave an ethnic name to Aztecs whom we ... The Nahuatl appear to have come in the character of conquerors, ..."

5. Ridpath's Universal History: An Account of the Origin, Primitive Condition by John Clark Ridpath (1899)
"The incoming of the Nahuatl tribes, who at length gave an ethnic name to Aztecs whom we ... The Nahuatl appear to have come in the character of conquerors, ..."

6. Lyobaá ó Mictlan: guía histórico-descriptiva by Nicolás León (1901)
"From the Nahuatl language, Pine, ... Meaning in Nahuatl: Hill of thc ... In Nahuatl, it means place of the Deity called ..."

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