|Place of origin||Mesoamerica|
|Cookbook: Tortilla Media: Tortilla|
A tortilla (//, Spanish: [torˈtiʎa])) is a type of thin, unleavened flatbread, typically made from corn or wheat. In Spanish, "tortilla" means "small torta", or "small cake". It was first made by the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica before European contact. The Aztecs and other Nahuatl speakers call tortillas tlaxcalli ([t͡ɬaʃˈkalli]).
Maize (Corn) tortilla
Tortillas made with maize (corn) are the oldest variety of tortilla, and remain very popular in Latin America.
- Indigenous peoples of the Americas
- Latin American cuisine
- List of tortilla-based dishes
- Nahuatl Dictionary. (1997). Wired Humanities Project. University of Oregon. Retrieved August 29, 2012, from link