Guerrero Nahuatl

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For the disease abbreviated NGU, see NGU.
Guerrero Nahuatl
Region western central Mexico
Native speakers
150,000  (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Either:
ngu – Guerrero Nahuatl
nuz – Tlamacazapa Nahuatl

The Guerrero Nahuatl language is a Nahuan language spoken by 150,000 people in Mexico.[2]


It is also known as Guerrero Aztec and Náhuatl de Guerrero.[2] It is spoken in various municipalities of along the Balsas River including Tepecoacuilco de Trujano, Huitzuco de los figueroa, Atenango del Río, Copalillo, Mártir de Cuilapan, Zitlala, Tixtla de Guerrero, Mochitlán, Quechultenango, Chiulapa de Álvarez, Ahuacuotzingo, Olinalá, Atlixtac, Zapotitlan Tablas, Ayutla de los Libres, Cualác, Huamuxtitlán, Xochihuehuetlán, Tlapa de Comonfort, Alpoyeca, Xalpatláhuac, and Alcozauca de Guerrero.[2] It is written in the Latin script.[2] There is some video material in addition to a dictionary in this language.[2] It is a subject–verb–object ordered language.[2] The words tend to be long with affixes and clitics.[2] Guerrero Nahuatl is not tonal.[2]

"A long 'l' for other variants is pronounced 'j'l (hl) so the word for 'house', which is 'calli' elsewhere in Nahuatl, is pronounced 'cajli' or 'káhli' in Guerrero."[3]


  1. ^ Guerrero Nahuatl at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Tlamacazapa Nahuatl at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Nuahuatl, Guerrero, Ethnologue, 1980, access date 24-03-2012
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Nahuatl terms, including the story of the flower Cuetlaxochitl (poinsetta).". Retrieved 2013-05-24. 

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