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¿Aztecas o Mexicas?

In the Nahuatl dialect, the origin of the person is specified when the last syllable of the name of the city is replaced with a técatl meaning person, méxicatl derived from mecitl (metl-cactus, citl-hare), name of the Aztec primitive according to some Historians, first he was a soldier and then he was a very respected and obeyed priest. This name means person raised on the leaf of a cactus. Their vassals decided to call themselves Mexicas, a plural of mexicatl which means Mexican, the mythical place from where the Mexicas left guided by Huitziton the soldier, in search of another place where to live, the place was called Aztlan. According to some people means place of whiteness, according to others, it means place of the herons. Whoever has suggested the second option, is correct, they located the legendary place in the middle of a lagoon. The word Aztec is plural of Aztecatl, which means inhabitant of Aztlan, the Aztecs are those who left Aztlan; Mexicas are those who arrived at the Lake of Texcoco guided by Mecitl. The truth is that both were co-founders of the Great Tenochtitlan, metropolis of the Aztec empire.