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Aesop's Fables in Nahuatl

While reading a history of the Latin language recently, I came across one of the fables of Aesop – translated into English from Nahuatl. In case you’ve never heard of Nahuatl, it was the language of the Aztec empire and in consequence the… 550 more words

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Indigenous México: Náhuatl and Aztec

THE AZTECS ARE ALIVE AND WELL: The Náhuatl Language in México
By John P. Schmal

“On August 13, 1521, Tenochtitlán – the capital of the extensive Aztec Empire – fell to a large force of Spanish and indigenous soldiers. 2,400 more words


3rd February 2017

Nahuatl – Evolución
Language – Spanish

I’m still awake, so I might as well do today’s tune as well!

Black Sabbath played in Birmingham last night, so this track by Mexican rock gods Nahuatl seemed appropriate to commemorate that occasion. 67 more words

X, Ex, o Equis

Náhuatl, the lingua franca (how ridiculous does that term sound in this context?) of the Aztec Empire, has left its mark on the world, even on us gringos. 275 more words


What is "Chilango"?

When you are in Mexico (or watch Mexican novelas) you will hear this word a lot. Seems to be no logic behind its meaning, so it might take a while to understand what we Mexicans mean when we say this. 588 more words


On ‘Indigenous Languages And Cultures: Then And Now’

This post first appeared on the University of Sheffield History Matters blog on Monday 19 December 2016. 

In September I convened a two-day conference with the aim of exploring indigenous histories, cultures and languages at the University of Sheffield. 987 more words

Indigenous History

Feathered Serpent

Look, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.  Therefore be  as shrewd as serpents and as harmless as doves. ~Matthew 10:16

One of the topics in theology that is of ongoing interest to me is the way in which aspects of the Christian faith can be found in other cultures and religions.   1,548 more words