Needs To
 Know That:

There is an ugly 500 year history of criminal savage behavior by Europeans against our people!

Mexicans, "Central Americans", "Native Americans", and First Nation People are Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people), one race, one nation, and one people on this continent.

 European colonial borders on our continent are artificial, and illegal, divisions of our nation.

 Europeans cannot legally or morally take away from us our 50,000 years of racial unity on this continent.

 They cannot legally or morally take away from us our right to be on any part of our continent.

 They cannot legally or morally take away from us our ownership of this land, this continent, and all of its vast wealth of natural resources.




Mexica Movement Video Presentation:

Introduction to the Nahuatl Language

by Professor Fermin Herrera

In the following Mexica Movement presentation, guest speaker Professor Fermin Herrera of Cal State Northridge, offers a great introduction to the Nahuatl language. This is the first video of a series that is being put together by members of the Mexica Movement to help educate people on the importance of understanding very crucial aspects of the Nahuatl language. Especially for those who are thinking of changing their name or giving their children Nahuatl names.



The Nahuatl language is just part of our heritage. It is more important to know your history and to defend your people's honor, by supporting or being part of the liberation warrior work of the Mexica Movement.

Nahuatl Names Page

(see list of names below)


Mexica Movement: NOT Hispanic! NOT Latino!



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"Aztec names" may be the search term that brought you here, but the correct term is "Nahuatl names."  Nahuatl is the language that most of our people spoke.

"Aztec" is a name conjured up by Europeans. 
We never called ourselves Aztecs. The Spaniards never called us Aztecs.

Our name is
Mexica (Meh-sheeh-kah).

Aztec refers to our people when they lived in Aztlan. In Aztlan it would have been right to have used that word. But in the 16th century, "Aztec" was a word that was no longer used because all the people who came from Aztlan now called themselves Mexica, Tlaxcallan, Texcoco, Tlacopan, or any other of the names of the cities in which they lived. 

Please read the history below so that you will have a good understanding of the Nahuatl names you will be choosing for yourself or for your child.



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On Taking A Nahuatl Name

Keep the following things in mind:

1) Know at least the basic history, theology, Nahuatl language and heritage of our people before you take on a Nahuatl name; so that when you take a Nahuatl name or give one to your child you will be able to pronounce the name properly, know the meaning, history, and reason for giving your child that Nahuatl name.

2) The main reason for taking off your Spanish or English name or giving one to your child, and taking on a 100% Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) name, should be that you are doing an ethnic correction to yourself or to your child.

You are not Spanish or English. You want to stop being false to yourself and to the world.

You should go through legal means to achieve this: social security cards, drivers licence, credit cards, etc. You are only kidding yourself if you say that you don't need "Legal" recognition. This "legal thing" can be done with minimal expense if you have few assets and you are young or it can be a little more involved if you own a home and have to tell everyone at work that this is your Nahuatl name (your only name) from now on. You have liberated yourself from European control over your name.

3) The next big reason for changing your name to a Nahuatl (or other indigenous Anahuac) name is that it makes a statement: I am Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) and I am proud. This is who I was before the Europeans, who I am and who I will always be.

4) Once having permanently taken on a Nahuatl name, it makes takes you on a road to being a warrior for your people. That means that you will be dealing with the identity, history, and heritage of our people on a daily basis. You will be forced to explain yourself, defend your people, attack the enemies of our people, educate everyone, and let the world know that you are fighting for your identity as a Nican Tlaca (of the Indigenous race of this continent), as a Mexica (our last great civilization), as part of the Anahuac ("North American"/Northern Western Hemisphere) Nation.

And of course you will know what Nican Tlaca, Mexica, and Anahuac Nation is (see bottom of this page).

5) This should not be a thing of play acting or of part-time being "Indian". There is no such thing as a name you use only for rituals or when you "hang out with Mexicas" and then you return to your European name. That is dishonoring our ancestors and a sacrilege upon The Creator.

6) Many of our people dishonor (unknowingly) our ancestors by taking first names that are inappropriate and sacrilegious (Ometeotl, Tonatzin,Tonatiuh, Malinche, etc) or names that mix Nahuatl with Spanish names (Hernando Cortez Quetzalcoatl or Xochitl Santa Ana), this would be equivalent to being Jewish and naming your son Adolf Ben Gurion or Jacob Hitler.


Keep in mind the different types
of names you can take:

There are a few options:

a) A ONE WORD NAME, no surname. You would use it twice in order to satisfy European occuppier legal requirements (Mazatl Mazatl or Tochtli Tochtli).

b) A NAME THAT TRANSLATES A MEANING. Such as Yolotl Aztecatl which means "heart of an Aztec" or more metaphorically the name Cueponi Tlacatl, which has the sense of Blossoming or blooming person (not a literal meaning, but the sense of the meaning).

c) A CALENDAR NAME. This would of course be done eliminating all the superstition associated with the astrological contents of the calendar. These names would use a name based on our calendar birth names (Ome Tochtli, Ce Mazatl, etc). In this case you can use this link to get a Calendar name based on the birth date: MEXICA CALENDAR dates

d) A HEROE'S NAME. This would be someone like Citlalmina (female) or Cuauhtemoc (male).

e) DEDICATION NAME. This would be a name that would serve as a sort of last name (we had no such thing as a last name or surname). This also means that the person is never addressed by this name only nor does the person carry this name only. This sort of name shows dedication to The Creator in one of the many Manifestations and Aspects that The Creator is known under. Possibilities are Xochitl Tonantzin, Ce Acatl Coatlicue, Tlacaelel Xochipilli, Olin Tonatiuh, or any of the other endless combinations. But Ometeotl as a part of the name, or the only name is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE AND SACRILEGE. Never just Tonantzin, Tonatiuh, etc. A dedication name only shows what that person has dedicated their lives to: One of the many names of Ometeotl (but never the actual name of Ometeotl), Ometeotl is Our Creator, who in the many names makes up the totality of the Material and Spirit of The Universe.

f) COMBINED NAME using reasons b through e in some combined form such as the three word name Naui (the number Four) Xolotl (Dedication name) Ilhuicamina (Hero name) or a two word name such as Olin (meaning Movement) Quetzalcoatl (Dedication name).

Nahuatl Pronunciation

How to pronounce words in Nahuatl:

TL: at the end of a word should just pronounce the T---the L should be silent.

Hu : should be pronounced as a W.

LL: should NOT be pronounced as a Spanish double L, use the English pronunciation of LL.

X: should be pronounced as SH. MEXICA is MeSHika.


Achcauhtli M/F Leader




M/F Joy


M/F  Book


M/F  Water




F  Emerald
Chicahua M/F Strong
Chimalli M Shield
Chipahua M/F Clean
Citlalli M/F Star
Citlalmina F Greatest of our female Heroes
Coaxoch F Serpent Flower
Coyotl M Coyote
Cozamalotl F Rainbow
Coszcatl F Jewel
Cualli M/F Good
Cuauhtemoc M Descending Eagle/Last Mexica Emperor
Cuetlachtli M Wolf
Cuicatl F Song
Etalpalli M/F Wing
Eztli M/F Blood
Huemac M Toltec Ruler
Huitzilihuitl M Hummingbird feather
Huitzilin M Hummingbird
Ichtaca M/F Secret
Icnoyotl M/F Friendship
Ilhicamina M He Shoots Arrows at the Sky/A Great Mexica king
Ilhuitl M/F Day
Ihuicatl M/F Sky
Itotia M/F Dance
Itztli M Obsidian (Knife)
Ixtli M/F Face
Malinalxochitl F Grass Flower
Milintica M He is waving /Fire
Mecatl M/F Rope/ Lineage
Meztli M/F Moon
Nahuatl M/F Four Waters /Nahuatl Language
Necalli M Battle
Nenetl F Doll
Nezahualcoyotl M Fasting Coyote /Texcoco Ruler
Nezahualpilli M Prince Who Fasts / A Great Texcoco Ruler
Nochtli M/F Prickly Pear Fruit
Nopaltzin M Cactus / King
Ohtli M/F Road
Patli M/F Medicine
Quetzalxochitl F Precious Flower / Queen
Tenoch M/F Prickly-peared fruit
(root name of Tenochtitlan)
Tezcacoatl M Reflecting Serpent / King
Tlalli F Earth
Tlacaelel M Greatest of our male Heroes
Tlachinolli M/F Fire
Tlazopilli M Precious Noble
Toltecatl M/F Artist
Xipil M/F Noble of the Fire
Xipilli M Jeweled Prince
Xiuhcoatl M/F Fire Serpent / weapon of destruction
Xihuitl M/F Year
Xochitl F Flower
Yolotli M/F Heart
Yaotl M/F Warrior
Yayauhqui M/F Black Smoking Mirror


(Second or final part of name,
Never First or only name)

Achcauhtli M/F Leader
Tonatiuh M He Comes Shining Sun
Tonatzin F Our Mother (Earth)
Huehueteotl M/F Sacred Fire
Xiuhtecutli M/F Turquoise Lord/ Cosmic Fire - Time
Tlaloc M/F Water
Tezcatlipoca M/F  
Quetzalcoatl M/F  
Huitzilopochtli M/F  
Mictlan M/F  
Mictlantecuhtli M/F  
Ehecatl M/F  
Xolotl M  
Xochipill M Flower Prince
Xochiquetzal F  
Cihuacoatl F  
Coatlicue F  



Cipactli aligator representing the primeval material of the universe
Mazatl deer
Tochtli rabbit
Ocelotl jaguar
Olin movement
Naui Atl Four Water
Naui Ocelotl Four Jaguar
Naui Ehecatl Four Wind
Naui Quiahuitl Four Rain of Fire
Pochtecatl Merchant

Toltecatl Artist
Macehualli The People
Pipiltin Noble
Tecuhtli Knight




ahuite saddened
amole soap made from root
atole mexican oatmeal-like breakfast
camote sweet potato
canica marbles, as in playing marbles
cuacha filth, as in when you step on a piece of it
chante home, humble abode
chapulin grasshopper
chichi that which the baby cries for, breast
chiar to cry
chicle gum
chicote whip
chilaquiles tortilla and eggs with chilli sauce
chipote a bump on the head
chongo a hair style, a bun
chueco one who is crooked, a thing which is crooked
cochino a pig. Marrano is the spanish word
coco a hurt, for babies only
comal a grill copal incense coyote dog-like creature of the deserts
cuate twin, your buddy, your other self elote corn
escuincle little kid, pre-adolescent
guacamole avocado sauce
guajolote turkey
huila a kite
hule rubber
mecate rope
metate grinding stone, for corn
mitote trouble, a meeting
molcajete bowl for sauce, to grind in
nana granmother, how this came from Nantli which means mother, is a mystery
nene baby
nena doll
nopal cactus
papalote kite, butterfly
pepenar to pick up, also sexual meaning
petaca a trunk
petate floor mat, for sleeping
pisca harvesting
popote straw, as in straw you drink with
pozole menudo-like stuff from Xalixco
tapatio a measure of tortillas
tecolote owl
tocayo someone who has your name
zacate grass, as in the kind you mow
zoquete mud






MEXICA    Mexica (Meh-shee-kah) is the original Nahuatl (the so-called Aztec language) way of pronouncing Mexican, Mexicano, and Chicano and Chicana. The Mexica was the last of our great Anahuac civilizations (1325 to 1521). Mexica is the only one of our cultures and civilizations which has enough surviving material from which we can reconstruct our Anahuac nation. The Mexica were victims of an ethnocide that left no one today who can authentically call themselves Mexica, much like in Italy there is no one who can authentically call themselves Roman. Therefore, the rest of us who have lost all of our civilization identity and culture or tribal identity and culture, and even those of us who have a civilization or tribal identity, can and should embrace Mexica identity as a collective identity for all of us that we use in order to reconstruct our Anahuac nation and as a means of Liberation. Mexica does not negate Maya or Huichol or Comanche or Shoshone or any of our other Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) civilizations or cultures. Mexica is our point of unity and our means of reconstructing all of our nation.



 ANAHUAC    Anahuac (Ah-nah-wak) is the true name of our nation. We are all part of the Anahuac civilization that gave us the Olmeca, Zapoteca, Teotihuacan-Toltec, Maya and Mexica civilizations. The Mexica part of our Anahuac heritage is how we can reconstruct ourselves as a Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) nation, as the Anahuac Nation. We have historic, cultural, linguistic, and racial factors that make us one Anahuac nation, which includes all of our civilizations and cultures. The Mexica heritage gives us a history, language, theology, and study base from which we can rebuild all of our Anahuac heritage.  We are a beautiful mosaic of civilizations and cultures throughout this whole continent that Europeans call "America".  But this is not "America", this is Anahuac.



NICAN TLACA    Nican Tlaca is our Nahuatl (Mexica) language way of saying "We the people here", in reference to all of us who are Indigenous to Cemanahuac (what Europeans call "the Western Hemisphere") and more specific to Anahuac which is the northern part of Cemanahuac (which is falsely called "North America"). Nican Tlaca refers to all of the people of our race in the "Western Hemisphere".  We are not Indians or indios because those are the people of a nation called India.  We are also not "Native American" because we are not related to Amerigo Vespucci, nor do we accept the concept of "Native" because it is always used in a derogatory manner.  Notice how there are no "Native" Europeans.



NOT MESTIZO    Mestizo is a racist term imposed on us by the Europeans.  Mestizo (Mixed-blood)as an identity denies us our full humanity, it enslaves us to the European world.  Full-blood or Mixed-blood we are still Nican Tlaca. Being Mixed-blood (so-called Mestizo) does not stop us from being Nican Tlaca, no matter how "white" one looks. The shades and physical looks of our Mixed-blood people are just scars from the rape of our nation. The scars do not define us! Our history, our heritage, and our continent ARE what defines us.




"CENTRAL AMERICA"    "Central America" was artificially created in 1823. Before that date we were all part of Anahuac. Anahuac includes Mexico, "Central America", Canada and the so-called U.S. We are not "Central Americans", therefore we use that term it quotes to reject it; while at the same time we know that most of our people are ignorant to its racist and colonial terms and that is the only way that they will know what we are talking about.  Much like us using the English or Spanish language, we use them in order to communicate with our people but we know that they are not our languages.  If we wrote the whole website just in Nahuatl or Maya the majority of our people would not understand a word of our website.


NOT HISPANIC    Hispanics are the Spaniards, the people of Spain. We are not Spaniards! We are Mexica! We are the people of Anahuac.  We are the Nican Tlaca (Indigenous people) of this continent, the true owners of this continent.  We are not Spaniards or the property of Spain.  Calling ourselves "Hispanic" denies us our true Nican Tlaca Anahuac identity, history and heritage. It enslaves us to the interests of the "Spanish" white world. Calling our people Hispanic is racist.  Calling our people Hispanic is like calling the African descent people in the U.S. Britannic because they have British names and because they speak English.

NOT LATINO    Latinos are the Latins: Southern Europeans--the Spaniards, French, and Portuguese. Calling ourselves "Latino" makes us cultural slaves of Europeans. Like Hispanic, Latino is cultural suicide. It is cultural genocide. It betrays our true Nican Tlaca ancestors.


NOT RAZA    "Raza" is not an identity. "Raza" is basically the same thing as using the Eurocentric term "Mestizo"--it takes pride in Spanish blood (what little or nothing that we may have) and puts shame in our Nican Tlaca blood and culture. Calling ourselves "Raza" is a way of saying, "I'm not an 'Indio', I have some, mostly, Spanish blood". In Mexico "Dia de la Raza" is celebrated on October 12---Columbus Day. Imagine that! We are celebrating the rape of our mothers, the rape of our nation, the enslavement of our people.


EUROPEAN, WHITE AND CRIOLLO are basically the same thing. These are "White" people who are on our continent. Europeans can call themselves "Canadian" or "American" but their homeland is still Europe and they are still trespassing on our continent. A Criollo is someone of "authentic Spanish-European" descent who is still on our land exploiting our people, our resources and our wealth. GENOCIDE as defined by Raphael Lemkin, "...is the planned annihilation [killing] of a national [Mexican] or racial group by a variety of actions [biological warfare, oppression, enslavement] aimed at undermining the foundations essential to the survival of the group [Nican Tlaca of Anahuac] as a group.

MEXICA MOVEMENT is leading the way with actions that defend our people, actions that provide a vision for the liberation of our people, actions that confront the racism against us and the occupation of our continent by Europeans. We declare ourselves independent from the Hispanic-Latino European colonialism and racism that has enslaved us for over 500 years.




1) Study this document and go to our website for more information:  www.mexica-movement.org

2) Read the recommended books listed below under BIBLIOGRAPHY.

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(Read in this order, please)

1 Daily Life of the Aztecs by Jacques Soustelle

2 Mexico by Michael Coe

3 Mexico Profundo by Guillermo Bonfil Batalla

4 American Holocaust by David E. Stannard

5 Anahuac Book by Olin Tezcatlipoca

6 Year 501 by Noam Chomsky

7 Colonizer's Model of the World by J.M. Blaut

8 Mexica Handbook by Olin Tezcatlipoca

9 Mexico's Indigenous Past by Lopez Austin and Lopez Lujan

10 American Indian Contributions to the World by Emory Dean Keoke & Kay Marie Porterfield



10 Latin America: From Colonization To Globalization by Noam Chomsky

11 Encyclopedia of World History 6th Edition by Peter Stam

12 Oxford Atlas of History 2002 by Oxford Press

13 Course of Mexican History by Michael C. Meyer and William L. Sherman

14 Oxford History of Mexico 2000 by Michael Meyer and William Beezley

15 In the Language of Kings by Miguel Leon-Portilla

16 Skywatchers by Anthony F. Aveni

17 Flayed God (out of print, get used) by Roberta and Peter Markman


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