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Vocabulary in Native American Languages: Nahuatl (Aztec) Words

Welcome to our Nahuatl vocabulary page! Nahuatl, also known as Aztec, is a Uto-Aztecan language, related to other languages like Mayo and O'odham. We have included twenty basic Nahuatl words here, to compare with related American Indian languages. You can find more Nahuatl Indian words in our online picture glossaries. If you'd like to know a word that is not in these wordlists, you can take part in our translation of Native American languages fundraiser or visit our main Nahuatl language site for more free resources.

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Nahuatl Word Set

(Click here for Nahuatl pronunciation guide)

English (Français) Nahuatl words
One (Un) Ce
Two (Deux) Ome'
Three (Trois) Yeyi
Four (Quatre) Nahui
Five (Cinq) Macuil
Man (Homme) Tlacatl
Woman (Femme) Cihuatl
Sun (Soleil) Tonaltzintli
Moon (Lune) Metztli
Water (Eau) Atl

Click here to see Nahuatl words compared to words in related Uto-Aztecan languages: Uto-Aztecan Indian Words

Nahuatl Picture Dictionaries

Here are some themed Nahuatl word lists we have put together and illustrated for language learners. Feel free to print them out for classroom purposes!

*Nahuatl animal words
*Nahuatl body parts
*Nahuatl color words
*Nahuatl number words

Additional Resources

   Nahuatl culture
   Mexican languages
   Aztec mythology
   Aztec Native names

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