[ uh-nah-wahk; Spanish ah-nah-wahk ]
/ əˈnɑ wɑk; Spanish ɑˈnɑ wɑk /
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the central plateau of Mexico, between the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre Oriental ranges (3,700 to 9,000 feet; 1,128 to 2,743 meters): center of former Aztec civilization.
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Origin of Anáhuac
First recorded in 1810–15; from Nahuatl: literally, “close to the water,” equivalent to A(tl) “water” + nahuac, a suffix meaning “close to”
Words nearby Anáhuac
anagogy, anagram, anagrammatize, anagrammer, Anaheim, Anáhuac, Anakim, anal, anal canal, anal character, analcite
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How to use Anáhuac in a sentence
The Commandant of Anahuac arrested and put in prison several American colonists, without any plausible grounds.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
In ancient Anahuac the prelacy was as systematic and its rules as well defined, as in the Church of Rome.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
This Empire of Anahuac, as it was sometimes called, had endured for two centuries.South American Fights and Fighters|Cyrus Townsend Brady
The Eutaws 'reside on both sides of the Eutaw or Anahuac mountains, they are continually migrating from one side to the other.'The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
It is that of the giants, or Quinames, the earliest inhabitants of Anahuac, whose end was destruction by famine.