Alternative Names

Contemporary speakers of Nahua refer to their language as "Mexicano," and some scholars prefer "Mexica" for the ethnic category of Nahua speakers on the central Mexican plateau (Berdan, 1982; Hill & Hill, 1986). The name Aztec is commonly used when referring to the 16th-century Nahua, a tradition attributed to the naturalist Alexander von Humbolt (López Austin, 2001, p. 68). Some linguists use the name General Aztec for speakers of contemporary as well as ancient Nahua. Pipil is the name for Nahuas living in Central America.

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