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Centre for Indigenous Americas Studies

Tlamatiliztli. The wisdom of Nahua people

Intercultural epistemology and land rights


The aim of this research is the systematic analysis of the concept of Nahua wisdom: tlamatiliztli, as an important element of intangible heritage. Specific goals of this research are: a) examining the following Nahua concepts: wisdom: tlamatiliztli, knowledge: tlaixmatiliztli and truth: neltiliztli; b) applying indigenous methodologies based on an intercultural perspective; and c) reflecting about the necessary grounds to conceive an intercultural epistemology.

People involved

PhD Candidate Osiris Gonzalez Romero


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