a member of any of various peoples of ancient origin ranging from southeastern Mexico to parts of Central America and including the Aztecs.
a Uto-Aztecan language
spoken by over half a million people mostly in central Mexico. Compare Aztec ( def 2 )
of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language or peoples.
1815–25; < Spanish náhuatl < Nahuatl nāhuatl something that makes an agreeable sound, a second-language speaker of one's own language