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Nahuatl has given the English Language some words for indigenous animals, fruits, vegetables, and tools. The most prominent are chocolatetomatocoyoteavocado, and chile or chili. Chiclets gum's name comes from the Nahuatl word chicle

Nahuatl is related to the languages spoken by the Hopi, Comanche, Pima, Shoshone, and other peoples of western North America, as they all belong to the Uto-Aztecan language family.

NAHUATL LEXICON

Mexican Word | Nahuatl Word | English Translation


Acocil | Cuitzilli | a species of crayfish native to Mexico

Aguacate | Ahuacatl | Avocado

Amate | Amatl | paper made from bark Asquel | āskā-tl | A small ant

Atole | Atolli | prehispanic drink popular in Mexico and Central America

Azteca | Asteka | From Aztlan

Cacahuate | Tlacucahuatl | Peanut

Cacles | Cactli | Shoes / Sandals

Camote | Camotli | Sweet potato

Canica | Canica | Marble, round glass used by children

Capulín | Kapol-in | Cherry

Chamaco | Chamahuac | Young Boy

Chante | Chāntli | Home

Chapopote | Chapopotli | Tar

Chapulin | chapol-in | Grasshopper

Chayote | Chayotli | A type of Mexican squash

Chicle | Chictli | Gum

Chile | Chilli | Chilli pepper

Chipotle | Chilpoctli | Chipotle (same name) type of red chile

Chipotle | xipoctli | A type of Chile

Chiquito | Tzitz Quit | Very small

Chocolate | Chocolatl | Chocolate (same name)

Comal | Comalli | smooth, flat griddle typically used in Mexico to cook tortillas, toast spices, sear meat

Copal | Copalli | Incense made from tree resins Coyote | Coyotl | Coyote (same name)

Cuate | Cuatl | Twin or slang for buddy

Elote | ēlō-tl | Corn on the Cob

Esquite | izquitl | Snack made from toasted Corn kernels

Escuincle | Itzcuintli | Small Child (also is a hairless prehispanic dog)

Guacamole | Ahuaca-molli | Guacamole (same name)

Guajolote | wueh-xōlō-tl | Turkey

Huacal | Huacalli | Cage made from sticks

Huarache | kwarachi | Sandal (actually a word from purepecha)

Hule | Olli | Rubber

Jicama | Xicamatl | crispy, sweet, edible root from Mexico

Jícara | Xicalli | cup or cup made from Jicaro tree

Jitomate | Xictomatl | Tomato Variety

Mecate | Mecatl | Rope

Mescal | Mexcalli | Mescal (same name)

Mezquite | Mizquitl | Mesquite (same name)

Milpa | Milpa | Field as in Corn Field

Molcajete | Molcaxitl | Kitchen Mortar

Malacate | Malacatl | Winch

Mayate | Mayatl | Beetle

Mayote | Moyote/Mayote | Mosquito

Moyote | Mayote | Flying Beetle or Horse Fly

Mitote | Mitotiqui | Fight, Disturbance, Confusion

Mole | Molli | Mexican Sauce containing chilis, chocolate, peanuts and other ingredients used usually on chicken, pork or beef

Milpa | Milpa | Agricultural field

Mitote | Mitotiqui | Cause an Uproar, racket

Nopal | Nopalli | Nopal a cactus which is eaten

Ocelote | Ocelotl | Ocelot similar to a jaguar but smaller

Olote | Olotl | Corn Husk - espiga del maíz (sin los granos)

Papalote | Papalotl | Kite and Windmill

Petaca | Petlacalli | Suitcase

Petate | Petatl | Weaved mattress

Peyote | Peyotl | Peyote (same name)

Popote | Popotl | Drinking Straw

Pozole | Potzolli | Traditional pre-Columbian soup or stew

Pulque | Poliuhqui | means spoiled but is an alcoholic drink with the same name

Tamale | Tamalli | Tamale (same name)

Tecolote | Tecolotl | Owl

Tequila | Tequila | Tequila (same name)

Tianguis | Tianquiztli | Market

Tlacoyos | tlahtlaōyoh | Oval shaped corn tortilla like food stuffed with beans, meat, cheese, etc

Tlacuache | Tlacuatzin | Opossum

Tlapalería | Tlalpalli | Type of hardware store sells paints and tools

Tocayo | Toca-yō-tl | Namesake

Tomate | Tomatl | Tomato (same name)

Zacate | Saka-tl | Grass, Weeds

Zopilote | Tzopilotl | Vulture

Zapote | Tzapotl | A tropical tree and its fruit


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