General Aztecs Maya Tocuaro Kids Contact 20 Apr 2021/4 Wind
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Nezahualcoyotl poem with flowers

A colourful language

Colours in Náhuatl: a list compiled by Susana Moraleda, showing the wide range of words in Náhuatl used to describe shades of colours. Many thanks, Susana, for allowing us to upload this resource to our website!

To read the text more clearly, download the PDF by clicking on the PDF icon
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• Karttunen, Frances – An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl – University of Texas Press, 1992
• Molina, Fray Alonso – Vocabulario en Lengua Castellana y Mexicana y Mexicana y Castellana – Editorial Porrúa, Mexico 1992
• Siméon, Rémi – Diccionario de la Lengua Nahuatl o Mexicana – Siglo XXI Editores, Mexico, 1992

With thanks to Michael McCafferty for providing additional terms from the Florentine Codex.

Graphic presentation by Debs Tyler.
Photo (top, with two lines of poem by Nezahualcoyotl), by and thanks to Scott Hadley.

The original Word document
The original Word document (Click on image to enlarge)
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Mexicolore replies: Highly likely! But we haven’t come across this idea ourselves. We’ll certainly keep an eye open for it... Thanks for sharing.