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Do Chicanos in New Mexico speak an "ancient" and "pure" form of Spanish?

Kurly Tlapoyawa
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The short answer? No. Of course not. Don’t be ridiculous.

In fact, the truth is FAR more fascinating! 1,014 more words

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Nahuatl, Nauatl, or Nawatl? How DO You spell it?

Kurly Tlapoyawa

A while back I came across a blog post written by my friend and colleague Dr. Magnus Pharao Hansen concerning the Nawatl language and how it should be written. 521 more words

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El Salvador: Rescuing the past...

El Salvador is not necessarily the first country to come to mind when you talk about indigenous cultures in Central America, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing there, either. 256 more words

“Like Nahuatl , Native Americans are not disappearing.” – Thomas Benjamin, The Atlantic World: Europeans, Africans, Indians and Their Shared History, 1400-1900 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009), p. 323.


Etymology of the day: avocado

Today is National Avocado Day. Why don’t you observe it with a little etymology?

Via Spanish, avocado comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec) ahuacatl. It means “testicle.” (Try that on some toast.) The Nahuatl language also gives us the words… 13 more words


A trip to the Place of the Rainbow

In the Chumash language, Wishtoyo means Rainbow. When arriving to the place of the Rainbow, I heard such beautiful voices coming from the entrance way. I seen Mati, Luhui, Sarah and the rest of their family with such big and wide smiles. 437 more words

Blog about indigenous Mexica polytheism

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Just a reblog today, to point those who might be interested towards a new blog on the topic of indigenous Mexican practices. Specifically the Mexica traditions, that is the traditions of the people most know as the Aztecs. 84 more words