With the little adjoining State of Tlaxcala it was the home of the Aztec and other republics or oligarchies of prehispanic days.
It is not possible to determine this, as it is involved in the obscure history of the races of prehispanic days.
It is seen that Mexico, in prehispanic times, was fairly well populated—comparatively speaking, of course.
"pertaining to Spain" (especially ancient Spain) 1580s, from Latin Hispanicus, from Hispania "Iberian Peninsula," from Hispanus "Spaniard" (see Spaniard). Specific application to Spanish-speaking parts of the New World is 1889, American English; especially applied since c.1972 to Spanish-speaking persons of Latin American descent living in U.S.