Nahuatl was the language of the Aztec Empire, a triple-alliance of city states that ruled Central Mexico before the Spanish conquest.
LACS, in collaboration with the Zacatecas Institute for Teaching and Research in Ethnology (IDIEZ) at Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas in Mexico, offers a three-level program in Nahuatl—the official language of the Aztec Empire. During the Spanish Conquest, Nahuatl became a literary language used in chronicles, codices, and administrative documents. Varieties of Nahuatl are spoken today by approximately 1.5 million people in Central Mexico. Nahuatl is offered as a distance-learning course during the academic year at the University of Michigan.
To enroll in Nahuatl language courses through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies, see the LSA Course Guide.