Nahuatl


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a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico

the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl

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The documents do not indicate Juana's level of competence in native languages, but she most likely had at least a passing understanding of Nahuatl through her mother.
We only spoke Nahuatl at home with my parents and brothers and sisters and grandparents.
Anzaldua makes her argument bilingually, constantly code-switching between the two colonial languages (English and Spanish), and including Nahuatl (Mexican indigenous) words and concepts.
THE NAHUATL TERM FOR THE SENSE OF HEARING, tlacaquiliztli, conveys an important secondary meaning which suggests that for the ancient Aztecs the human ear embodied a significance beyond its capacity to funnel sound.
Some of them are beginning to organize a union, devise a code of conduct, and even learn the ancient Aztec language, Nahuatl.
The Mass is followed by two songs from the Valdes Codex, both in honor of the Virgin and both written in the Aztec dialect of Nahuatl by the Spanish composer Hernando Franco; rhythmically lively but traditionally harmonized and structured, these two brief pieces offer a gem-like illustration of the musical confluence between the old and new worlds in the late sixteenth century.
He quickly mastered Nahuatl, the missionary-devised, Spanish-alphabet written language.
The Aztecs dominated other Nahuatl peoples by means of a strong military and a rigid aristocratic order; consequently, they were hated and feared by subjugated groups, especially for their religious obsession with human sacrifice.
ANSWERS: 1 Venezuela; 2 Insulin; 3 The sinking of the Titanic; 4 Argentina; 5 Hey Jude; 6 Admiral Karl Donitz; 7 Take My Breath Away; 8 Anil Kumble; 9 Nahuatl (or Aztec) in central America; 10 Richard Dadd.
References to foods, plants, and the Nahuatl language are seamlessly blended into the plot and the reader is transported to another world, even though that world is our next-door neighbor.
Ocotlan' is the Nahuatl (language of the Aztecs) word for "place of the pine tree.
Much of the work of contemporary Oaxacan artists, while perhaps not constituting a "school" of art, shares common themes (indigenous past and present--mythology, oral history, customs, fiestas, daily life, playful eroticism), iconography (local flora and fauna, architecture, Zapotec and Nahuatl symbols), and intense colors (Toledo's subdued pallet is an exception) (Blanco, 1998: 23; Monsivais, 1993; Valerio, 1997: 120).
We will here use data from Tetelcingo Nahuatl for illustration, which is an almost extinct Uto-Aztecan language spoken in a suburb of Cuautla (Morelos, Mexico).
This geographical location of the Spanish borderlands can be described by the Nahuatl word nepantla, an indigenous term meaning "the place in the middle.