Tlaxcalteca (MH651r)

Tlaxcalteca (MH651r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the ethnic name Tlaxcalteca, which also serves as a place name for a barrio of Huexotzinco. The compound features a hill or mountain (a semantic locative). On top of the hill is a tortilla (tlaxcalli), which is at the root of the ethnic name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Note the presence of the hill in other examples of Tlaxcalteca, below. This seems to be an important element.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

cerros, montañas, tortillas, comida, nombres de lugares, etnicidades, Tlaxcallan

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Gente de Tlaxcala

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 651r, 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).

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