Regions with significant populations
Mexico (Tlaxcala)
Nahuatl, Spanish
Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Nahua, Otomi

The Tlaxcalans, or Talaxcaltecs, are an indigenous group of Nahua ethnicity who inhabited the republic of Tlaxcala and present-day Mexican state of Tlaxcala.

Pre-Columbian history

The Tlaxcaltecs were originally a conglomeration of three distinct ethnic groups who spoke Nahuatl, Otomi, and Pinome. Eventually, the Nahuatl speakers became the dominant ethnic group.[1]

Despite early attempts by the Mexica, the Tlaxcalteca were never conquered by the Aztec Triple Alliance. The Aztecs allowed them to maintain their independence so that they could participate in the xochiyaoyatl (flower wars) with them to facilitate human sacrifice.[2]

Other Languages
català: Tlaxcalteques
Deutsch: Tlaxcalteken
Esperanto: Tlakskalanoj
euskara: Tlaxkalteka
français: Tlaxcaltèques
hrvatski: Tlaxcalteca
Bahasa Indonesia: Tlaxcaltec
italiano: Tlaxcalteca
Nederlands: Tlaxcalteken
polski: Tlaxcallanie
português: Tlaxcaltecas
русский: Тлашкальтеки
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Tlaxcalteca