Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!
New! Save your pages! » Create account

The Otomi people (Spanish: Otomí) is an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the central altiplano (Mexican Plateau) region of Mexico. [1]

37 relations: Agave americana, Agave fourcroydes, Arqueología Mexicana, Aztec warfare, Catholic Church, Chichimeca, Chichimeca Jonaz people, Exonym and endonym, Guanajuato, Hidalgo (state), Indigenous peoples of Mexico, La Huasteca, Matlatzinca people, Mazahua people, Mexican Plateau, Mezquital Valley, Michoacán, Morpheme, Nagual, Nahua peoples, Nahuatl, New Spain, Oto-Manguean languages, Oto-Pamean languages, Otomi (military), Otomi language, Pame people, Portable Document Format, Puebla, Pulque, Querétaro, State of Mexico, Temoaya, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, WBEZ, Zapotec languages.

Agave americana

Agave americana, common names centuryplant, maguey, or American aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the family Agavaceae, originally native to Mexico, and the United States in Arizona and Texas.

New!!: Otomi people and Agave americana · See more »

Agave fourcroydes

Henequen (Agave fourcroydes Lem.) is an agave, a plant species native to southern Mexico and Guatemala.

New!!: Otomi people and Agave fourcroydes · See more »

Arqueología Mexicana

Arqueología Mexicana (Mexican Archaeology) is a bimonthly magazine published by Editorial Raíces and the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History).

New!!: Otomi people and Arqueología Mexicana · See more »

Aztec warfare

Aztec warfare concerns the aspects associated with the militaristic conventions, forces, weaponry and strategic expansions conducted by the Late Postclassic Aztec civilizations of Mesoamerica, including particularly the military history of the Aztec Triple Alliance involving the city-states of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, Tlacopan and other allied polities of the central Mexican region.

New!!: Otomi people and Aztec warfare · See more »

Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is, the largest Christian church, with more than 1.25 billion members worldwide.

New!!: Otomi people and Catholic Church · See more »


Chichimeca(Spanish) was the name that the Nahua peoples of Mexico generically applied to many bands and tribes of nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples who inhabited northern modern-day Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Chichimeca · See more »

Chichimeca Jonaz people

The Chichimeca Jonaz are a group of indigenous people living in Guanajuato and San Luis Potosí.

New!!: Otomi people and Chichimeca Jonaz people · See more »

Exonym and endonym

An exonym or xenonym is an external name for a geographical place, group of people, or language/dialect: a common name used only outside the place, group or linguistic community in question, usually for historical reasons.

New!!: Otomi people and Exonym and endonym · See more »


Guanajuato, officially Free and Sovereign State of Guanajuato (Estado Libre y Soberano de Guanajuato), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, are the 32 Federal entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Guanajuato · See more »

Hidalgo (state)

Hidalgo, officially Free and sovereign State of Hidalgo (Estado Libre y Soberano de Hidalgo), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Hidalgo (state) · See more »

Indigenous peoples of Mexico

Indigenous peoples of Mexico (Spanish: pueblos indígenas de México), Native Mexicans (nativos mexicanos), or Mexican Indians (indios mexicanos) are those who are part of communities that trace their roots back to populations and communities that existed in what is now Mexico prior to the arrival of Europeans.

New!!: Otomi people and Indigenous peoples of Mexico · See more »

La Huasteca

La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located in Mexico along the Gulf of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, and Guanajuato.

New!!: Otomi people and La Huasteca · See more »

Matlatzinca people

Matlatzinca is a name used to refer to different indigenous ethnic groups in the Toluca Valley in the state of México, located in the central highlands of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Matlatzinca people · See more »

Mazahua people

The Mazahuas are an indigenous people of Mexico, primarily inhabiting the northwestern portion of the State of Mexico and small parts of Michoacán and Querétaro.

New!!: Otomi people and Mazahua people · See more »

Mexican Plateau

The Central Mexican Plateau, also known as the Mexican Altiplano (Spanish: Altiplanicie Mexicana), is a large arid-to-semiarid plateau that occupies much of northern and central Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Mexican Plateau · See more »

Mezquital Valley

The Mezquital Valley (Otomi: B’ot’ähi) is a series of small valleys and flat areas located in Central Mexico, about north of Mexico City.

New!!: Otomi people and Mezquital Valley · See more »


Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, officially Free and Sovereign State of Michoacán de Ocampo (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Michoacán de Ocampo), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Michoacán · See more »


In linguistics, a morpheme is the smallest grammatical unit in a language.

New!!: Otomi people and Morpheme · See more »


In Mesoamerican folk religion, a Nagual or Nahual (both pronounced) is a human being who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal form: most commonly jaguar and puma but also other animals such as a mules, birds, or dogs and coyotes.

New!!: Otomi people and Nagual · See more »

Nahua peoples

The Nahuas are a group of indigenous people of Mexico and El Salvador.

New!!: Otomi people and Nahua peoples · See more »


Nahuatl (The Classical Nahuatl word nāhuatl (noun stem nāhua, + absolutive -tl) is thought to mean "a good, clear sound" This language name has several spellings, among them náhuatl (the standard spelling in the Spanish language),() Naoatl, Nauatl, Nahuatl, Nawatl. In a back formation from the name of the language, the ethnic group of Nahuatl speakers are called Nahua.), known informally as Aztec, is a language or group of languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Nahuatl are spoken by an estimated Nahua people, most of whom live in Central Mexico. All Nahuan languages are indigenous to Mesoamerica. Nahuatl has been spoken in Central Mexico since at least the 7th century AD. It was the language of the Aztecs who dominated what is now central Mexico during the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican history. During the centuries preceding the Spanish conquest of Mexico, the Aztec Empire had expanded to incorporate a large part of central Mexico, and its influence caused the variety of Nahuatl spoken by the residents of Tenochtitlan to become a prestige language in Mesoamerica. At the conquest, with the introduction of the Latin alphabet, Nahuatl also became a literary language, and many chronicles, grammars, works of poetry, administrative documents and codices were written in it during the 16th and 17th centuries. This early literary language based on the Tenochtitlan variety has been labeled Classical Nahuatl and is among the most studied and best-documented languages of the Americas. Today Nahuatl varietiesSee Mesoamerican languages#Language vs. Dialect for a discussion on the difference between "languages" and "dialects" in Mesoamerica. are spoken in scattered communities, mostly in rural areas throughout central Mexico and along the coastline. There are considerable differences among varieties, and some are mutually unintelligible. Huasteca Nahuatl, with over 1 million speakers, is the most-spoken variety. They have all been subject to varying degrees of influence from Spanish. No modern Nahuatl languages are identical to Classical Nahuatl, but those spoken in and around the Valley of Mexico are generally more closely related to it than those on the periphery. Under Mexico's Ley General de Derechos Lingüísticos de los Pueblos Indígenas ("General Law on the Linguistic Rights of Indigenous Peoples") promulgated in 2003, Nahuatl and the other 63 indigenous languages of Mexico are recognized as lenguas nacionales ("national languages") in the regions where they are spoken, enjoying the same status as Spanish within their region.By the provisions of Article IV: Las lenguas indígenas...y el español son lenguas nacionales...y tienen la misma validez en su territorio, localización y contexto en que se hablen. ("The indigenous languages...and Spanish are national languages...and have the same validity in their territory, location and context in which they are spoken.") Nahuatl languages exhibit a complex morphology characterized by polysynthesis and agglutination. Through centuries of coexistence with the other indigenous Mesoamerican languages, Nahuatl has absorbed many influences, coming to form part of the Mesoamerican Linguistic Area. Many words from Nahuatl have been borrowed into Spanish, and since diffused into hundreds of other languages. Most of these loanwords denote things indigenous to central Mexico which the Spanish heard mentioned for the first time by their Nahuatl names. English words of Nahuatl origin include "avocado", "chayote", "chili", "chocolate", "atlatl", "coyote", "peyote", "axolotl" and "tomato".

New!!: Otomi people and Nahuatl · See more »

New Spain

New Spain (Nueva España) was the colony comprising Spain's possessions in the New World north of the Isthmus of Panama.

New!!: Otomi people and New Spain · See more »

Oto-Manguean languages

Oto-Manguean languages (also Otomanguean) are a large family comprising several families of Native American languages.

New!!: Otomi people and Oto-Manguean languages · See more »

Oto-Pamean languages

The Oto-Pamean languages are a branch of the Oto-Manguean languages of central Mexico that includes are half a dozen languages, or more accurately dialect clusters.

New!!: Otomi people and Oto-Pamean languages · See more »

Otomi (military)

The Otomi or Otontin were an elite Aztec military order, named after the Otomi people.

New!!: Otomi people and Otomi (military) · See more »

Otomi language

Otomi (Spanish: Otomí) is a group of closely related indigenous languages of Mexico, spoken by approximately 240,000 indigenous Otomi people in the central ''altiplano'' region of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Otomi language · See more »

Pame people

The Pame are an indigenous people of central Mexico living in the state of San Luis Potosí.

New!!: Otomi people and Pame people · See more »

Portable Document Format

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware and operating systems.

New!!: Otomi people and Portable Document Format · See more »


Puebla, officially Free and Sovereign State of Puebla (Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Puebla · See more »


Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey (agave) plant.

New!!: Otomi people and Pulque · See more »


Querétaro, officially Free and Sovereign State of Querétaro (Estado Libre y Soberano de Querétaro), is one of 31 states that, with the Federal District, compose the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Querétaro · See more »

State of Mexico

The State of Mexico (Estado de México), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Mexico (Estado Libre y Soberano de México), is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and State of Mexico · See more »


Temoaya is a town and municipality in Mexico State, Mexico, It is located from Toluca and from Mexico City.

New!!: Otomi people and Temoaya · See more »


Tlaxcala (Spanish; (Tlaxcallān), officially Free and Sovereign State of Tlaxcala (Estado Libre y Soberano de Tlaxcala), is one of the 31 states which along with the Federal District make up the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided into 60 municipalities and its capital city is Tlaxcala. It is located in East-Central Mexico, in the altiplano region, with the eastern portion dominated by the Sierra Madre Oriental. It is bordered by the states of Puebla to the north, east and south, México to the west and Hidalgo to the northwest. It is the smallest state of the republic, accounting for only 0.2% of the country’s territory. The state is named after its capital, Tlaxcala, which was also the name of the pre-Hispanic city and culture. The Tlaxcalans allied themselves with the Spanish to defeat the Aztecs, with concessions from the Spanish that allowed the territory to remain mostly intact throughout 300 years of colonial period. After Mexican Independence, Tlaxcala was declared a federal territory, until 1857 when it was admitted as a state of the federation. Most of the state’s economy is based on agriculture, light industry and tourism. The tourist industry is rooted in Tlaxcala’s long history with major attractions being archeological sites such as Cacaxtla and colonial constructions in and around Tlaxcala city.

New!!: Otomi people and Tlaxcala · See more »


Veracruz,() formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, officially Free and Sovereign State of Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave), is one of the 31 states that, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Veracruz · See more »


WBEZ is a noncommercial public radio station broadcasting from Chicago, Illinois.

New!!: Otomi people and WBEZ · See more »

Zapotec languages

The Zapotec languages are a group of closely related indigenous Mesoamerican languages that constitute a main branch of the Oto-Manguean language family and which is spoken by the Zapotec people from the southwestern-central highlands of Mexico.

New!!: Otomi people and Zapotec languages · See more »

Redirects here:

Nhanhu, Otomi Indians, Otomi peoples, Otomies, Otomí people, Otomíes, Ñhañhu.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otomi_people

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »