The term Aztlán is used throughout the barrios of the Southwest to refer to the ancient homeland of the Mexica people–the ancestors of today’s Mexicans and Mexican Americans. But what exactly is Aztlán? Here Prof. Fermín
Herrera, a professor of nahuatl, the ancient language of the Aztecs, explains the origins of the name “Aztlán” and how Aztlán was the home from which the Mexicas came when they finally settled in the Valley of Mexico, sometime around the year 1325 A.D.