Indigenous languages

Let's Learn Náhuatl

Discover the lingua franca of Mesoamerica, as spoken today in Acatlán, Guerrero, Mexico.
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About the project

Náhuatl is known worldwide as the language of the Aztecs, who lived in Tenochtitlán (today Mexico City) in the 15th and 16th centuries and established the dominant civilization in Mesoamerica until the Spanish conquest. As a thriving language for commerce and intercultural relations, Náhuatl became the lingua franca in the region.


Let’s Learn Náhuatl is an app that takes you on a fascinating journey to discover the language, culture, and cosmogony of the Nahua communities in Acatlán, Guerrero. Created in collaboration with the National Institute of Indigenous Languages (INALI), and the illustrations by Metzican, the app offers 10 interactive multimedia lessons that cover vocabulary and expressions about greetings, family, numbers, countryside, animals, food, clothing, traditions, festivities, and community life.


Launched in 2016 by Manuvo and the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico, Let’s Learn Náhuatl is part of an app series, which includes Let's Learn Mixtec and Let's Learn Purepecha, whose goal is to preserve and promote indigenous languages, as they’re vital to the identity, diversity, and intangible heritage of Mexico and the world.

Original title
Vamos a aprender Náhuatl
Original title
Vamos a aprender Náhuatl
Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico (CCEMx)
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