- n. A member of the Nahuatl-speaking indigenous peoples of Mexico.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Nahuas.
“Many of these deities were represented as conjugal pairs, reflecting the concept of cosmic duality, which was one of the key organizing factors in Nahua culture.”
“The association of sickness with disorder was a strong one in Nahua life; any form of sexual excess, immoderation in food or drink, any exposure to "filth" in both a physical and moral sense, could make one ill.”
“Here the connections between illness and religion were deemphasized or left out entirely, leaving the impression of less supernatural involvement in Nahua medicine than there was in reality.”
“26These contrasting values were clearly reflected in Nahua concepts about the body, which depicted health as a state of equilibrium between the human body and the cosmic forces with which it was constantly interacting.”
“Careful comparisons of the various dialects of ancient Mexico have shown that, with the exceptions of some tribes in Vera Cruz, they all belonged to one stock-language; and so they are collectively known as the Nahua tribes.”
“Mole comes from the Nahua word mulli, which simply means 'sauce'.”
“They speak distinct languages such as Purhépecha, Tzotzil, Nahua, Mayan, and many others.”
“Languages: Spanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)”
“One of their main pieces of new evidence was linguistic: they pointed out that indigenous groups in Mexico, including the Otomi and Nahua, coined their own words for sunflower, instead of borrowing them from the Spanish.”
“El SalvadorSpanish, Nahua (among some Amerindians)”
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