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Nahuatl (Aztec) Language

Nahuatl is a Uto-Aztecan language of Mexico. Though Classical Nahuatl--the extinct ancient language used by the Aztec Empire and recorded in mysterious glyphs--is the best-known form of the language to outsiders, modern Nahuatl is still very much a living language, with a dozen dialects spoken by more than two million indigenous Mexicans.

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Nahuatl Language
Nahuatl language samples and resources.

Nahuatl Culture and History
Information and links about the Nahuatl tribe past and present.

Aztec Legends
Introduction to Aztec folklore and mythology.

Nahuatl Language Resources

Our Online Nahuatl Materials

Nahuatl Words
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Nahuatl language, with comparison to words in other Uto-Aztecan languages.
Nahuatl Pronunciation Guide:
    How to pronounce Nahuatl words.
Nahuatl Animal Words:
     Illustrated glossary of animal words in the Nahuatl language.
Nahuatl Body Parts:
    Online and printable worksheets showing parts of the body in the Nahuatl language.
Nahuatl Colors:
    Worksheet showing color words in the Nahuatl language.
Nahuatl Numbers:
     Worksheet showing how to count in the Nahuatl language.

Nahuatl Language Lessons and Linguistic Descriptions

Meso-American Native Languages
     Map showing the areas in Mexico where the Nahuatl language is spoken.
Náhuatl Tlahtolkalli
     Aztec language and culture information, online classes, and a forum from the Náhuatl Academy of Language.
Nahuatl: The Aztec Language
     Language lessons and dictionaries in Nahuatl, English and Spanish.
Nahuatl Alphabet:
    Phonological inventory of Nahuatl, with a sample text.
Freelang Nahuatl Dictionary:
     Free downloadable wordlist from the Classical Nahuatl language.
Nahuatl Poetry:
    Nahuatl-language poems with translations into Spanish.
Human Rights: Nahuatl:
    Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into the Nahuatl language.
Classical Nahuatl Prayers * Lord's Prayer in Central Nahuatl * Aztecan Prayers:
    Translations of Christian prayers into the Nahuatl languages.
The Bible in Nahuatl de Guerrero * Bible Verses in Mexican Languages: Nahuatl del Centro * Nahuatl del norte de Puebla:
    Nahuatl de la Sierra de Puebla: * Genesis in Huasteca Nahuatl * Language Museum: Guerrero Nahuatl:
    Language Museum: Mecayapan Isthmus Nahuatl:
    Bible passages in the Nahuatl language.
House of Languages: Nahua:
     Information about Nahuatl language usage.
Ethnologue: Nahuatl:
    Demographic information about the Nahuatl languages and their dialects.
Nawan Language Tree * Classical Nahuatl Language Tree * Nawa Language Tree
    Pinotl Language Tree:
    Theories about Nahuatl's language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Central Nahuatl Language Structures * Huasteca Nahuatl Language Structures * Huauchinango Nahuatl Language Structures * Isthmus Nahuatl Language Structures
    Michoacán Nahuatl Language Structures * Milpa Alta Nahautl Language Structures * North Puebla Nahuatl Language Structures * Pajapan Nahuatl Language Structures
    Pochutla Nahuatl Language Structures * Sierra Nahuatl Language Structures * Tetelcingo Nahuatl Language Structures * Xalitla Nahuatl Language Structures:
    Aztecan linguistic profiles and academic bibliographies.

Nahuatl Proper Names

Nahuatl Placenames:
    List of Mexican place names that come from Nahuatl, with their Aztec glyphs.
Names in Nahuatl:
    List of Nahuatl names with their meanings in Spanish.

Nahuatl Language Dictionaries, Audio Tapes and Language Resources
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Analytical Nahuatl Dictionary
     Comprehensive Nahuatl-English dictionary for sale.
Nahuatl-English/English-Nahuatl Dictionary
     Contemporary bi-directional Aztec dictionary.
Introduction to Classical Nahuatl
     Thorough Nahuatl language learning textbook and workbook set.
Indian Language Dictionaries:
    Nahuatl and other American Indian dictionaries and language materials for sale.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

Eastern Nahua * Western Huasteca Nahuatl:
Bibliography of Nahua language resources from the Endangered Languages Project.
Nahuatl Language:
Encyclopedia articles on Nahuatl.
Lengua Nahuatl * Lengua Nahua * Idioma Náhuatl:
Information about the Nahuatl language in Spanish.
Nahuatl language links.
Nahuatl Tribe:
Nahuatl Indian books.

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