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- adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic the
Aztecsor their culture
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And before the Spanish arrived, the Uto-Aztecan and Athapascan linguistic and cultural groups dominated this area, and there are still quite a few people who speak languages from those groups in the area.
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On the other hand, if one observes the locations of the indigenous people who spoke the Uto-Aztecan languages, all of their lands lay to the northwest of the Valley of Mexico.
Other authors have agreed with this analysis, stating that ultimately the roots of all Uto-Aztecan cultures will be found in the north.
Wick R. Miller, "Uto-Aztecan languages," in Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 10, Southwest.
The Aztecan or Náhuatl-speaking peoples of central and southern Mexico speak almost thirty languages and are the single largest linguistic group in Mexico.
In the final analysis, however, nearly all experts agree that the Uto-Aztecan trunk is a widespread language grouping, boasting a tremendous diversity of language families spread over a large area.
Spoken in many regions of the western US and Mexico, the Uto-Aztecan tongues include a wide range of languages, stretching from Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming all the way down to El Salvador in Central America.
However, the late Wick R. Miller concluded that glottochronological estimates placed the divergence of the Aztecan linguistic group from the Sonoran at before 4500 B.C. (much earlier than Lamb's theory).
Studying and understanding who speak these languages and where they live provides us with clues in determining the path of the Uto-Aztecan people through the Southwest U.S. and Mexico.
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