Nahuatl definition

näwätl
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A member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico, including the Aztecs.
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A member of a group of Amerindian peoples of Mexico and Central America, including the Aztecs.
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The polysynthetic Aztecan language spoken by an indigenous people of Mexico.
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A group of people indigenous to the Central Mexico region spanning multiple tribal groups including the Aztecs.
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A member of this group.
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The Uto-Aztecan language of the Nahuatl.
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A Uto-Aztecan language widely spoken in central and W Mexico.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nahuatl
Plural:
nahuatls

Origin of nahuatl

  • Spanish náhuatl from Nahuatl that which pleases the ear from nahua- audible, intelligent, clear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish, from Nahuatl nahuatl, nahuatlatolli (“the clear or understandable language").

    From Wiktionary