Nahuatl

Nahuatl

[nah-waht-l]
noun, plural Nahuatls (especially collectively) Nahuatl.
1.
a member of any of various peoples of ancient origin ranging from southeastern Mexico to parts of Central America and including the Aztecs.
2.
a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by over half a million people mostly in central Mexico. Compare Aztec ( def 2 ).
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language or peoples.

Origin:
1815–25; < Spanish náhuatl < Nahuatl nāhuatl something that makes an agreeable sound, a second-language speaker of one's own language

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Nahuatl (ˈnɑːwɑːtəl, nɑːˈwɑːtəl)
 
n , -tl, -tls
1.  a member of one of a group of Central American and Mexican Indian peoples including the Aztecs
2.  the language of these peoples, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family

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