Aztec

Introduction

The Aztecs, who referred to themselves as the Mexica (or Culhua-Mexica), are a Nahuatl-speaking people that dominated large parts of Mesoamerica. The Aztec Empire came down in the 1500s.

Though Classical Nahuatl is an extinct language today, modern Nahuatl is spoken, in many different dialects, by more than two million indigenous Mexicans.

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