Social Classes Of The Aztec Empire

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Register to read the introduction… A language that was called “Nahuatl” were known by people who lived in the area of Central Mexico around 600 AD. It is believed that these people who spoke the language came from the North, travelled to Central American and settled.
The people who spoke “Nahuatl” started to gain power and they were the dominant power around 1000AD. The Mexica, were people who were one of the last groups of people who spoke “Nahuatl” to come to that area and they were a big part of the rise or the founding of the Aztec empire. The influence of the Nahuatl grew as the Aztec empire grew. The Nahuatl language was used a lot in literature and writing and the language was also a “Language of trade.” The language is a “agglutinant language” and this means that the words are created by using prefixes, suffixes, as well as root words and combining them with eachother in order to create an idea or thought. There were also a number of different dialects within the Nahuatl language.
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The clothing were normally loose, and didn't cover the whole body. It was surprising for the Aztecs to see the Spanish covered in full body armor.
Aztec clothing usually were made out of cotton or ayate fiber. Women weaved the fibers into the clothing. This was taught to young girls.The Aztecs used the beautiful dyes they had gotten from the trading network.
Aztec clothing for the common people and the slaves sometimes only covered a little bit of their body. Instead of cotton, their rule was to wear Maguey clothing. Slaves wore lioncloth, which was also worn by the common people. The lioncloth was made from a long strip of cloth tied in the front. If your social status was higher, then it might have had some decorations on it. The men wore a cloak, that came from a triangle-shaped cloth called the tilmatli or tilma. It can be worn like an apron that carries things, or like a cloak. The women wore skirts, and blouses with shorts sleeves, or no sleeves at all.
The upper class, the noble class and religious leaders wore clothing that had a symbolic meaning to it. It could be in one of their clothing, or their headdresses. Gold was used in clothing often, also pendants, feathers, furs, and other decoration was use to decorate the

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