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A Nahua language of the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken by the AZTECS and perhaps also the TOLTECS; a related language, Nahuat, was spoken in Veracruz, Mexico.
added by archaeologs Native language of the Aztec and other Mesoamerican groups and member of the Uto-Aztecan language family which is distributed over a large area of northwest and central America. Still widely spoken in the Basin of Mexico, it is the source of a number of words current in the English language, such as tomato and chocolate. It is also the source of the widely used New World term for spear thrower, atlatl.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983