At our Mexican Language website, we explain how Mexican Spanish is heavily influenced by Aztec and other languages which still survive and are officially recognised by the Mexican Government.


Did you know that the Aztecs wrote an account of the Spanish invasion?

Here is an excerpt from a very interesting article:

An Aztec account of the Conquest of Mexico? Preposterous.
It is common knowledge that those manuscripts that escaped destruction by the Conquistadors were gathered up under the direction of the first Archbishop of Mexico, Juan de Zumarrga, and reduced to ashes. In " The Conquest of Mexico," which remains the classic account of the event in English, William H. Prescott writes: "None of the Aztec compositions have survived." He does mention the name Sahagun and says that he is aware that some of his translations of Aztec prose still exist, but does not pursue the matter.