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Nahuatl (/ˈnɑːwɑːtəl/;[4] Nahuatl pronunciation: [ˈnaːwatɬ] ( listen)[cn 1]) is a leid or group o leids of the Uto-Aztecan leid faimily. Varieties o Nahuatl are spoken bi a estimatit 1.5 million Nahua fowk, maist o whom live in Central Mexico; some who live in El Salvador are kent as the Pipil or Nawat fowk. Aw Nahuan leids are indigenous tae Mesoamericae.

Mexicano, Nahuatl, an ithers
Native tae Mexico an El Salvador
Region State o Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Durango,
an immigrants in Unitit States, El Salvador, Guatemala an Canadae
Ethnicity Nahua fowks
Native speakers
1.5 million (2000)[1]
Early form
Offeecial status
Offeecial leid in
 Mexico (through the General Law of Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples.[2]
Regulatit bi Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas[3]
Leid codes
ISO 639-2 nah
ISO 639-3 nci Clessical Nahuatl
For modren varieties, see Leet o Nahuan leids.
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Content notes
  1. The Clessical Nahuatl wird nāhuatl (noun stem nāhua, + absolutive -tl ) is thocht tae mean "a guid, clear soond" (Andrews 2003:578 2003:364,398) This leid name haes several spellins, amang thaim náhuatl (the staundart spellin in the Spaingie leid),("Náhuatl" (in Spaingie). Retrieved 6 July 2012. ) Naoatl, Nauatl, Nahuatl, Nawatl.
  1. INEGI 2005:3
  2. "General Law of Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples" (PDF) (in Spanish). 
  3. "Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas homepage". 
  4. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh