List of Spanish words of Nahuatl origin

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Documented Nahuatl words in the Spanish language (mostly as spoken in Mexico and Mesoamerica) include an extensive list of words that represent (i) animals, (ii) plants, fruit and vegetables, (iii) foods and beverages, and (iv) domestic appliances.wikipedia
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As a rule of thumb, a Spanish word for an animal, plant, food or home appliance widely used in Mexico and ending in "-te" is highly likely to have a Nahuatl origin.
Additionally, it has absorbed vocabulary from other languages, particularly other Romance languages—French, Italian, Andalusi Romance, Portuguese, Galician, Catalan, Occitan, and Sardinian—as well as from Quechua, Nahuatl, and other indigenous languages of the Americas.

Nahuatl

Nahuatl languageNáhuatlNahua
As a rule of thumb, a Spanish word for an animal, plant, food or home appliance widely used in Mexico and ending in "-te" is highly likely to have a Nahuatl origin.

Crayfish

Axolotl

Ambystoma mexicanumaxolotlsA-X-O-L-O-T-L

Grasshopper

grasshoppersshort-horned grasshopperCaelifera

Coyote

coyotesCanis latranseastern coyote

Ant

Ocelot

ocelotsLeopardus pardalisTexas ocelot

Mosquito

Culicidaemosquitoesmosquitos

Lowland paca

Cuniculus pacaAgouti pacatepezcuintle

Squirrel

Mexican Hairless Dog

XoloitzcuintliXoloitzcuintleMexican Hairless

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