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Andrés de Olmos

Mesoamerican linguist

1491   -   1571

country of citizenship: Spain
language of expression: Spanish, Nahuatl
occupation: priest, linguist, missionary, compiler

Andrés de Olmos (c.1485 – 8 October 1571), Franciscan priest and extraordinary grammarian and ethno-historian of Mexico's Indians, was born in Oña, Burgos, Spain, and died in Tampico in New Spain (modern-day Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico). He is best known for his grammar, the first in the New World, of the Classical Nahuatl language.
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