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Chichimec

Saltos de línea: Chi¦chi|mec
Pronunciación: /ˌtʃiːtʃɪˈmɛk
 
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Definición de Chichimec en inglés:

sustantivo (plural igual or Chichimecs)

1A member of a group of American Indian peoples, including the Toltecs and the Aztecs, dominant in central Mexico from the 10th to the 16th centuries.
Example sentences
  • According to Clavijero the Toltecs came to Mexico about A.D.648, the Chichimecs in 1170, and the Aztecs in 1196.
  • These the Chichimecs considered to be descended from the Toltecs of Tollan, the ‘Place of the Reeds,’ the fabled central Mexican city, a place of divine creation and the cradle of human civilization.
  • No satisfactory explanation for this collapse has been offered, although sacking by rival Chichimecs is one possibility.
2 [mass noun] A Uto-Aztecan language of the Chichimec, with some 5,000 surviving speakers.

Origen

Spanish, from Nahuatl.

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