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There are at least three different tribal names spelled "Nawat" in English:

1) Nawat (also spelled Nahuat) is another name for the Pipil language of Central America. Linguists prefer the name Pipil to avoid confusion with the much more common Nahuatl language of Mexico, but the indigenous people themselves usually call their language Nawat.

2) Nawat is also a common alternate spelling of Niwot, both renditions of the Arapaho name of the prominent 19th-century Arapaho chief Left Hand, known as a gifted diplomat and one of the victims of a terrible massacre.

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Nawat Resources

Here are links to our webpages about the Nawat tribes and languages:
 Pipil/Nawat language
 Languages spoken in El Salvador
 Chief Left Hand

Here are links to some good books about the Nawat:
 El Nawat de Cuscatlán

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