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(Reguidit frae Nahuatl leid)
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.

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  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