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[tlahs-kah-lah] /tlɑsˈkɑ lɑ/
a state in SE central Mexico. 1554 sq. mi. (4025 sq. km).
Capital: Tlaxcala. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fortifications of Tlaxcala are posterior in the date of their construction to the great pyramid of Cholula.

    The Indian in his Wigwam Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • One is struck by the diminutive size of the native men and women at Tlaxcala.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • Many of the houses had temascals, differing considerably from those of Puebla and Tlaxcala.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • After returning to Mexico, we visited the states of Tlaxcala and Puebla.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • The latter representation is found in Mexico, Tlaxcala, and Yucatan.

  • We have always loved the State of Tlaxcala and its quaint little capital city of the same name.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • With the little adjoining State of Tlaxcala it was the home of the Aztec and other republics or oligarchies of prehispanic days.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Thus, around the capital city, Tlaxcala, there are some seventeen of these small pueblos.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • In Tlaxcala also they had a deity, called Camaxtli, who was similar to this Huitzilopochtli.

  • In one respect, Tlaxcala differs from all the other Mexican states with which we are acquainted.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for Tlaxcala


/Spanish tlasˈkala/
a state of S central Mexico: the smallest Mexican state; formerly an Indian principality, the chief Indian ally of Cortés in the conquest of Mexico. Capital: Tlaxcala. Pop: 961 912 (2000 est). Area: 3914 sq km (1511 sq miles)
a city in E central Mexico, on the central plateau, capital of Tlaxcala state: the church of San Francisco (founded 1521 by Cortés) is the oldest in the Americas. Pop: 15 777 (2005) Official name Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl
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