Natalio Hernández

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Natalio Hernández Hernández (born 27 July 1947),[1] also known as Natalio Hernández Xocoyotzin and by the pseudonym José Antonio Xokoyotsij, is a Mexican Nahua intellectual and poet, from the state of Veracruz. He is a founder of the Asociación de los Escritores en Lenguas Indígenas (AELI, Association of Writers in Indigenous Languages), the Casa de los Escritores en Lenguas Indígenas (CELI, House of Writers in Indigenous Languages), and the Alianza Nacional de Profesionales Indígenas Bilingües (or ANPIBAC, National Alliance of Indigenous Bilingual Professionals). Since 2013 he is a corresponding member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua, the Mexican Language Academy.[2]

Hernández was born 1947 in Naranjo Dulce, a small settlement in the municipality of Ixhuatlán de Madero, Veracruz.


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  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ "Natalio Hernandez". Academia Mexicana de la Lengua. 

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