Tlaxcalteca (MH615v)

Tlaxcalteca (MH615v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This painting of the ethnicity that serves as a barrio name, Tlaxcalteca ("People of Tlaxcallan") shows a hill in yellow and brown with two hands on top of the hill (which provides a semantic locative, perhaps altepetl). Held between the hands is a large round tortilla (tlaxcalli), which is the root for the ethnicity and the place name. The tortilla is textured with spots or dots, vaguely reminiscent of some other glyphs that have hash marks.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Tlaxcalteca, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


maize, corn, maíz, tortillas, altepetl, ethnicity, etnicidad

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 615v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).