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(Spanish tlasˈkala)
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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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(tlɑsˈkɑ lɑ)

1. a state in SE central Mexico. 883,924; 1554 sq. mi. (4025 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 12,000.
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An oft-cited example of the conjunction between the villancico form and indigenous Christianity is the record made by Fray Toribio de Benavente (Motolinia) of a 1538 Tlaxcalan performance of a mystery play on the fall of Adam and Eve, which concluded--the Franciscan reports--with a villancico that lamented the decision of Eve to eat the forbidden fruit (I.15; 240).
In the next days, encouraged by Tlaxcalan allies who regarded the Cholulans as enemies, the Spaniards scanned the scene nervously for signs of danger.
Another colonial writer, the Tlaxcalan noble Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza, is the focus of chapter 2.
Sixteenth-century Tlaxcalan pictorial documents on the conquest of Mexico.
Raymond Buve shows that in Tlaxcala, which remained an "archipelago of local societies" well into the 1850s, pronouncements were mainly critical gestures of rebellion made in order to negotiate Tlaxcalan autonomy.
They are indigenous and non-indigenous, studying their own tribes and others, which vary here from Yup'ik Alaskan to Tlaxcalan Mexican.
From Attic vases to Tlaxcalan altar paintings, the psychoactive and physiological properties of this chemical have everywhere been celebrated, wondered at, and moralised about.
(9) Furthermore, the novel vigorously defends indigenous rights as equivalent to those of the Creole revolutionaries, realizing, three centuries later, the failed democratic aspirations of the Tlaxcalan eponymous hero, Jicotencal, and his long suffering lover and wife, Teutila.
Yannakakis concludes that it is not possible to establish with certainty whether the inhabitants of Analco were the direct descendants of Tlaxcalan auxiliaries or whether their ethnic origin was more diverse.