1. the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl
  2. a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
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How To Use Nahuatl In A Sentence

  • Although the word mole comes from the Nahuatl mulli, meaning sauce or potage, it has been pointed out by culinary anthropologists that very few of the ingredients in mole poblano were indigenous to the New World. Demystifying Mole, México's National Dish
  • In Nahuatl the stuff was called octli which meant "alcoholic drink" but it is supposed that by a day or two later it was being called an excellent accompaniment to a housewarming bottle. the book about the words we use for our bodies Podictionary - for word lovers - dictionary etymology, trivia & history
  • Another lure is the distinctive fragance of the marigold, the traditional Day of the Dead flower still known by its Nahuatl moniker, cempazuchitl *. Mexico conjures spirits with picturesque ofrendas
  • All written texts in Náhuatl naturally postdate the Spanish Conquest after which the Franciscans taught the Indians the art of writing their own language in alphabetical form. Reinventing the Aztecs, part one
  • One of the illustrations accompanying the Nahuatl text shows a person bleeding copiously from the nose. 45 Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • (Galibi) reptiles: arrau (Maipure), jacare (Tupí), matamata (Tupí) insects: chigoe (Cariban), sauba (Tupi), pinacate (Nahuatl) beverages: cassiri (Carib), guarana (Tupí), sotol (Nahuatl) VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3
  • Another good example is sacahuiste, sacahuista, or sacaguista, the English version of the Spanish zacahuiscle, derived from Nahuatl zacatl. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3
  • Náhuatl: Uto-Aztecan language spoken by native Mexicans who, in preconquest era, inhabited the central Valley of Mexico and points southeast, as far as Guatemala. neyolmelahualiztli: Nahuas 'rite of confession, or "straightening one's heart," a practice that restored internal equilibrium. ololiuhqui: various hallucinogenic plants, among them Rivea corymbosa. partera: midwife. pasmo: respiratory illness. peste: pestilence. pintura de castas: colonial-era paintings showing different racial mixes of people. plethora: in humoral medicine, the condition of too much blood, resulting in an imbalance of the humors. Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico
  • In Michoacán, they land on the beaches of Maruata, Colola, Mexiquillo and Ixtapilla, almost virgin beaches inhabited by the Náhuatl. Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico
  • It is believed that the original game, known as ulama (from the Nahuatl word "olli" meaning rubber), was invented by the Olmecs (the word Olmec is also believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word "olli") around 1500BC. History of Sport Resulting in Sudden Death Near Puerto Vallarta
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