- Language: Nahuatl
- Alternate names: CLASSICAL AZTEC
- Language code: nci
- Language family: Uto-Aztecan, Southern Uto-Aztecan, Aztecan, General Aztec, Aztec
- Number of speakers:
Nahuatl is a language spoken in south-central Mexico. It was the administrative language of the Aztec empire, and accordingly was of great interest to the Spanish immigrants who later inherited the administration of Mexico. The kind of Nahuatl respresented in early Colonial texts is referred to as "Classic," in contrast to Nahuatl as it has been spoken in more recent times. Extinct. NT 1833.