Tohueyo (MH625r)

Tohueyo (MH625r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Tohueyo ("Outsider") is attested here as a man's name. This glyph is constructed as the addition of a round ornament below the lower lip. The ornament is a circle with a dot in the middle. The implication is that this lip ornament was not worn by the local Nahuas, making this person an "outsider" (tohueyo).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Plenty of evidence of "othering" will be found in this collection of hieroglyphs. See below for more example of how face paint or other facial ornamentation is used to show difference between ethnicities.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Tohueyo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephaie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


foreigners, extranjeros, ethnicities, etnicidades, nombres de hombres, othering, otherness, otredad, alteridad

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 625r, 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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