The mission of the H-Nahuatl network is to provide a simple medium where scholars interested in studying the Nahua or Nahuatl (Aztecs or Aztec language) can go to be in communication with others. The network will accept postings in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and French. Historically the network has addressed issues relevant to understanding nuances of Nahuatl, the grammar and structure of the language. It also serves as a place where the general public can inquire about specific issues of the Nahua. Lastly, it provides a forum wherein scholars can announce their research plans and seek assistance from others in the field.

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Re: Lectura del náhuatl: versión revisada y aumentada

I would like to thank my teachers, the nahuatlatos who have contributed to this list over the years (decades, in fact), for sharing their knowledge and insights. There are citations of posts to the Nahuat-l list sprinkled throughout the footnotes of this book, which is an attempt to pack the basics of colonial central Mexican Nahuatl into a coherent package, so that present and future generations of students won't have to do what we did, that is, work with a large pile of colonial and modern grammars, puzzling over how their diverse orthographies and terminologies interrelate.

CFP: Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars Meeting at Yale, May 2018

The Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars has finalized the dates for the May 2018 meeting.  As in the past two years, we will be increasing the conference to include three days.  Please save the following dates: Friday, May 11 (noon) through Sunday, May 13.


Nahuatl Documents:

Cal State - San Diego Aztecs Discussion

I had wondered about the use of the name "Aztecs" for the athletic teams of California State University, San Diego, especially when folks are more sensitive about the appropriation of culture.


The student paper ran a piece about the discussion on campus over the topic:


J. Schwaller




Upcoming Nahua Symposium--the best for a long while

From: Jerry Offner <>

[The program organizers have provided a much more attractive brochure, the text of which I have extracted here due to list limitations].

The program can be found here: 

First European Nahuatl Conference in Memory of James Lockhart