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Anáhuac

[ uh-nah-wahk; Spanish ah-nah-wahk ]
/ əˈnɑ wɑk; Spanish ɑˈnɑ wɑk /
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noun

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”
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