Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala

[tlahs-kah-lah]
noun
a state in SE central Mexico. 1554 sq. mi. (4025 sq. km). Capital: Tlaxcala.
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Tlaxcala (Spanish tlasˈkala)
 
n
1.  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)
2.  Official name: Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl 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)

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