variants or less commonly calpolli
or calpul
plural calpulli
also calpullec
: a clan or ward constituting the fundamental unit of Aztec society

Word History


Nahuatl calpulli, literally, big house, augmentative of calli house

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“Calpulli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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