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  1. Nahuatl, The Language of the Aztec Nation

    ... South American countries. There was a time, however, when Nahuatl, a language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of ... South American countries. There was a time, however, when Nahuatl, a language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of ... the Aztec Empire.  Despite colonization by the Spaniards, Nahuatl remains a spoken language with numerous dialects and ...

    Caleb Strom - 01/08/2018 - 01:56

  2. Library of Congress Obtains Mesoamerican Map from the Dawn of the Americas

    ... unique, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with European explorers is now ... unique, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with European explorers is now ... map also reveals the genealogy and land ownership for the Nahuatl "de Leon" family from 1480 to 1593. Additionally, ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 23/11/2017 - 22:57

  3. Forgotten Voyagers: The Ancient Mexican Merchants Who Took to the Seas

    ... Mexican tribes are based on their names derived from the Nahuatl language. The Spanish referred to the Putun as Chontal from the Nahuatl word: chontalli (meaning ‘foreigner’). Is the ... “s”. Dr. Wiener also found a relationship between the Nahuatl term for merchant and words in Mande languages. In ...

    Clyde Winters - 12/08/2017 - 22:52

  4. The Lost City of Aztlan – Legendary Homeland of the Aztecs

    ... of civilization at Aztlan comes from legend. According to Nahuatl legend, there were seven tribes that once lived at ...

    mrreese - 30/05/2019 - 01:29

  5. The Real Story of the ‘Bearded God’ Named Quetzalcoatl

    ... a beak and feathered crest, with birds (or quetzal in Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs ) on either side. Under ... city of origin or the social role they filled. Eventually, Nahuatl speakers denoted the Spaniards as Caxtilteca, or ... they noted that these people called them ‘teotl.’ In Nahuatl, teotl can mean god, and this was the translation the ...

    Jordan Baker - 03/08/2020 - 14:04

  6. The Mysterious Petroglyphs of Ometepe, Nicaragua

    ... The name of this island comes from the indigenous Nahuatl language. Ome means as ‘two’, whilst tepetl means ... be translated as ‘the place of two hills’. The first Nahuatl-speaking inhabitants of Ometepe are said to have ...

    dhwty - 03/10/2015 - 00:44

  7. Was the Ahuizotl an Aztec Mythical Creature or a Real Fisherman’s Foe?

    The Ahuizotl (which may be translated from Nahuatl to mean ‘Thorny One of the Water’) is a creature ... the waters.  The Ahuizotl (which may be translated from Nahuatl to mean ‘Thorny One of the Water’) is a creature ...

    dhwty - 22/04/2018 - 22:48

  8. Archaeologists discover astronomical observatory linked to sun worship in Mexico

    ... left the caves and settled Aztatlan. Aztec is the Nahuatl word for "people from Aztlan". The results of the ...

    aprilholloway - 10/02/2014 - 01:27

  9. Chichen Itza's Shadows: Unexpected Light Shed on Ancient Maya

    ... Yucatec, translation from the name Quetzalcoatl in the nahuatl language, that translates as ‘Quetzal feathered ... Behind it is the massive skull rack, or tzompantli in Nahuatl; it is 164 feet long by 40 feet wide (50 meters by 12 ... Kichè, are used instead of human blood. Copal, copalli in Nahuatl, is a resin obtained from the sap of tropical trees, ...

    George Fery - 21/02/2020 - 21:34

  10. The Column of Death at Mitla, Hugged by Mesoamericans For Millennia

    ... is the Hispanicized / transliterated version of a Nahuatl word, which is translated to mean ‘Place of the ... however, was not established by the Aztecs, who spoke Nahuatl. Instead, Mitla is generally thought to have been ...

    dhwty - 28/08/2020 - 22:57

  11. Ancient Acoustic Artifacts and Communication with the Gods

    ... An Aztec conch shell trumpeter called a "quiquizoani" in Nahuatl from the Codex Magliabecchi ( Public Domain ) People ...

    ancient-origins - 13/08/2017 - 01:53

  12. Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Literally Heart-Rending Aztec Child Sacrifice to the God of War

    Archaeologists have made a startling discovery while excavating at the Templo Mayor of the city of Tenochtitlan. They’ve unearthed the remains of a child who they believe was sacrificed to the Aztec god of war.

    Alicia McDermott - 26/07/2018 - 13:59

  13. The Infamous Eagle Warriors: Elite Infantrymen of the Aztec Empire

    ... had distinguished themselves on the battlefield. In the Nahuatl / Aztec language, the eagle warriors were known as ...

    dhwty - 30/05/2016 - 03:48

  14. The Monolith of Tlaloc: Did Moving This Massive Stone Statue Incite the Fury of the Aztec Rain God?

    ... The name of this deity is said to be a combination of two Nahuatl words, thali and oc , which mean ‘earth’ and ...

    dhwty - 21/05/2017 - 13:59

  15. Mitla Mosaics: A Coded Language May Plaster the Walls of a Zapotec City of the Dead

    ... Mitla was known as Mictlán, which, translated from the Nahuatl, meant ‘Place of the Dead’ or ‘Underworld’. ...

    dhwty - 20/10/2017 - 18:49

  16. Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs

    ... it to write detailed histories in their own language of Nahuatl. Until recently, these sources remained obscure, only ...

    ancient-origins - 08/08/2020 - 02:32

  17. 1,600-Year-Old Elongated Skull with Stone-Encrusted Teeth Found in Mexico Ruins

    ... whose name means "the city of the gods" in the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs. It once supported an ...

    aprilholloway - 08/07/2016 - 15:00

  18. River of Mercury in Underworld of Pyramid of Quetzalcoatl may lead to Royal Tomb

    ... whose name means "the city of the gods" in the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs. It once supported an ...

    aprilholloway - 25/04/2015 - 20:55

  19. Terrifying Mesoamerican Skull Racks Were Erected to Deter Enemies

    A skull rack, known also as Tzompantli in the Nahuatl language, is an object documented to have been used ...

    dhwty - 08/10/2016 - 00:42

  20. The Powerful and Mysterious Spider Woman of Mexico

    ... Teotihuacan. The name of this site, which translates from Nahuatl to mean “City of the Gods.” As a matter of fact, ...

    dhwty - 11/10/2020 - 21:57

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