[tlahs-kah-lah] Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of tlaxcala

  • One is struck by the diminutive size of the native men and women at Tlaxcala.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • The latter representation is found in Mexico, Tlaxcala, and Yucatan.

  • In and around the City of Tlaxcala, we secured our Tlaxcalan subjects.

  • After returning to Mexico, we visited the states of Tlaxcala and Puebla.

  • With the little adjoining State of Tlaxcala it was the home of the Aztec and other republics or oligarchies of prehispanic days.


    Charles Reginald Enock

British Dictionary definitions for tlaxcala


  1. a state of S central Mexico: the smallest Mexican state; formerly an Indian principality, the chief Indian ally of Cortés in the conquest of Mexico. Capital: Tlaxcala. Pop: 961 912 (2000 est). Area: 3914 sq km (1511 sq miles)
  2. a city in E central Mexico, on the central plateau, capital of Tlaxcala state: the church of San Francisco (founded 1521 by Cortés) is the oldest in the Americas. Pop: 15 777 (2005)Official name: Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl
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