noun, plural Na·hua·tls, (especially collectively) Na·hua·tl.
Origin of Nahuatl
Examples from the Web for nahuatl
The Mayas are thought to have been the earliest of the Nahuatl family to migrate from their northern home.
The signification of the names of this day, except that of the Nahuatl calendar—cohuatl, “serpent”—appears to be uncertain.Day Symbols of the Maya Year|Cyrus Thomas
The Nahuatl text is more definite than the Spanish translation.Nagualism|Daniel G. Brinton
The tucur is the owl; this name being apparently an abbreviation of the Nahuatl tecolotl.The Annals of the Cakchiquels|Daniel G. Brinton
Some of the Nahuatl deities are goddesses, which shows that the sexes were not unequally reverenced.
1822, from Spanish, from Nahuatl (Aztec) Nahuatl, the people's name, "something that makes an agreeable sound; someone who speaks well or speaks one's own language." As a language name, usually in the compound form nahuatlahotol-li.