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Mexicano, Nahuatl, an ithers
Native taeMexico an El Salvador
RegionState o Mexico, Puebla, Veracruz, Hidalgo, Guerrero, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Michoacán, Durango,
an immigrants in Unitit States, El Salvador, Guatemala an Canadae
EthnicityNahua 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 biInstituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas[3]
Leid codes
ISO 639-2nah
ISO 639-3nci Clessical Nahuatl
For modren varieties, see Leet o Nahuan leids.
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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.

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). rae.es. Retrieved 6 Julie 2012.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)) Naoatl, Nauatl, Nahuatl, Nawatl.
  1. INEGI 2005:3
  2. "General Law of Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 11 Juin 2008. Retrieved 30 Januar 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  3. "Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas homepage".
  4. Laurie Bauer, 2007, The Linguistics Student’s Handbook, Edinburgh