Nahuatl

noun
Na·​huatl | \ˈnä-ˌwä-tᵊl \

Definition of Nahuatl 

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

Other Words from Nahuatl

Nahuatlan \nä-​ˈwät-​lən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Nahuatl

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Nahuatl

Spanish náhuatl, from Nahuatl Nāhuatl

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