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Anáhuac

[uh-nah-wahk; Spanish ah-nah-wahk] /əˈnɑ wɑk; Spanish ɑˈnɑ wɑk/
noun
1.
the central plateau of Mexico, between the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre Oriental ranges (3700 to 9000 feet; 1128 to 2743 meters): center of former Aztec civilization.
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  • But not all the nations of anahuac fell under the dominion of the Aztecs.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
  • Their sway seems to have been confined for a long time to anahuac.

  • Such are the shores of anahuac—the shores of the Mexican Sea.

    The Rifle Rangers Captain Mayne Reid
  • I was out of tobacco, and I started across the prairie to anahuac.

  • He had next to make sure of the subjugation of the other tribes of anahuac.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • The lower class of the population of anahuac raised their heads and listened.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • The heroes of the campaign of anahuac were transferred to the field of politics.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • The past of the people who live upon anahuac is wrapped in mystery.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • It is said they were the first in all anahuac who knew geography.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • Horses were not known in anahuac until after the advent of the Conquistadores.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale

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