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Nahuatl

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noun Na·huatl \ˈnä-ˌwä-təl\

Definition of Nahuatl

  1. :  a group of closely related Uto-Aztecan languages that includes the speech of several peoples (as the Aztecs) of central and southern Mexico and Central America

Na·huat·lan play \nä-ˈwät-lən\ adjective or noun


Origin of nahuatl

Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl Nāhuatl


First Known Use: 1873

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