Guerrero Nahuatl

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Guerrero Nahuatl
RegionWestern Central Mexico
Native speakers
125,000 (2000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
ngu – Guerrero Nahuatl
nuz – Tlamacazapa Nahuatl
Glottologguer1241  Guerrero
tlam1239  Tlamacazapa

The Guerrero Nahuatl language is a Nahuan language spoken by about 125,000 people in Mexico.[1]


It is also known as Guerrero Aztec and Náhuatl de Guerrero. 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, Chilapa de Álvarez, Ahuacuotzingo, Olinalá, Atlixtac, Zapotitlan Tablas, Ayutla de los Libres, Cualác, Huamuxtitlán, Xochihuehuetlán, Tlapa de Comonfort, Alpoyeca, Xalpatláhuac, and Alcozauca de Guerrero. It is written in the Latin script. There is some video material in addition to a dictionary in this language. It is a subject–verb–object ordered language. The words tend to be long with affixes and clitics. Guerrero Nahuatl is not tonal.[1]

"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."[2]


  1. ^ a b c Guerrero Nahuatl at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) closed access
    Tlamacazapa Nahuatl at Ethnologue (25th ed., 2022) closed access
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Nahuatl terms, including the story of the flower Cuetlaxochitl (poinsetta)". Archived from the original on 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-05-24.


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