Pronunciation: (nä'wät-l), [key]
—n., pl. -hua•tls, (esp. collectively) -hua•tl,
1. a member of any of various peoples of ancient origin ranging from southeastern Mexico to parts of Central America and including the Aztecs.
2. a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by over half a million people mostly in central Mexico. Cf. Aztec (def. 2).
of or pertaining to the Nahuatl language or peoples.
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