"The Aztec /ˈæztɛk/ people were certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who dominated large parts of Mesoamerica from the 14th to 16th centuries. . . . Often the term "Aztec" refers exclusively to the Mexica people of Tenochtitlan (now the location of Mexico City), situated on an island in Lake Texcoco, who referred to themselves as Mēxihcah Tenochcah [meːˈʃiʔkaʔ teˈnot͡ʃkaʔ]or Cōlhuah Mexihcah [ˈkoːlwaʔ meːˈʃiʔkaʔ]."
Blog Posts and Articles
- "Aztec Giants and Lovecraftian Horror: When Fiction and Fact Collide in Fringe History" (Jason Colavito, 10/14/2015)
- "Roberto Rodriguez and the Maps of "Aztec" America" (Jason Colavito, 1/20/2014)