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n. pl. Nahuatl or Na·hua·tls
1. A member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico, including the Aztecs.
2. The Uto-Aztecan language of the Nahuatl.

[Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl, that which pleases the ear, from nahua-, audible, intelligent, clear.]


(ˈnɑːwɑːtəl; nɑːˈwɑːtəl)
npl -tl or -tls
1. (Peoples) a member of one of a group of Central American and Mexican Indian peoples including the Aztecs
2. (Languages) the language of these peoples, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
Former name: Nahuatlan


(ˈnɑ wɑt l)
a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by American Indian peoples of Mexico and Central America, esp. the form of the language used in literature and legal documents of colonial Mexico, written in the Latin alphabet (Classical Nahuatl) .Compare Mexicano.
[1815–25; < Sp náhuatl]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central MexicoNahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
federation of tribes, tribe - a federation (as of American Indians)
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Aztec - a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
Toltec - a member of the Nahuatl speaking people of central and southern Mexico
2.Nahuatl - the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl
Uto-Aztecan, Uto-Aztecan language - a family of American Indian languages
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