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Ximopanolti (Welcome)! Nahuatl Tlahtocan is a cultural linguistic student organization at SFSU created for individuals who are interested in learning about the Nahuatl language and culture. Nahuatl (also called Aztec) is a Uto-Aztecan language indigenous to Mexico and is spoken by more than 1.5 million people today. The name "Mexico" is Nahuatl!

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Description

Nahuatl Tlahtocan, which translates into “Nahuatl Speaking Place,” is a cultural linguistic student organization created for individuals who are interested in learning about the Nahuatl language and culture. Nahuatl is an Uto-Aztecan language indigenous to Mexico; there are currently about 1.5 million native speakers today. Our primary goal is to gain an understanding of Nahua culture in order to understand our indigenous ancestors ways. Our meetings alternate between analyzing the linguistics of Nahuatl to exploring the culture and philosophy of the Mexica people. Membership is open to all cultures and majors.

Category

Cultural

Organization Email

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Membership

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Both undergraduate & graduate students

Purpose of Organization

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Nahuatl Tlahtocan aims to serve as a space where people can learn about the Nahuatl language and culture. It recognizes that language plays an important role in transmitting culture, information and consciousness. By learning Nahuatl we will provide insight into the terms that do not have a direct translation or are often mistranslated. This organization provides linguistic insight while also operating as a form of resistance and liberation and indigenous culture revitalization. The org is open for to all ethnicities and majors.

How can people join the organization?

This information will be published in the online directory of student organizations (http://www.sfsu.edu/~sicc/org...).

Membership is open to any student who attends a full meeting and follows the orgsync registration process.

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Heather McMicheal