[ nah-waht-l ]
/ ˈnɑ wɑt l /

noun, plural Na·hua·tls, (especially collectively) Na·hua·tl.

a member of any of various peoples of ancient origin ranging from southeastern Mexico to parts of Central America and including the Aztecs.
a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by over half a million people mostly in central Mexico.Compare Aztec(def 2).


of or relating to the Nahuatl language or peoples.

Origin of Nahuatl

1815–25; < Spanish náhuatl < Nahuatl nāhuatl something that makes an agreeable sound, a second-language speaker of one's own language Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nahuatl

/ (ˈnɑːwɑːtəl, nɑːˈwɑːtəl) /


plural -tl or -tls a member of one of a group of Central American and Mexican Indian peoples including the Aztecs
the language of these peoples, belonging to the Uto-Aztecan family
Former name: Nahuatlan
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