Huasteca Nahuatl Collection of Terrence Kaufman

Colección del Náhuatl de la Huasteca de Terrence Kaufman

Object Details

Collection LanguageNahuatl, Western Huasteca
Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca
Nahuatl, Central Huasteca
Language PIDailla:119761
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleHuasteca Nahuatl Collection of Terrence Kaufman
Collector(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Depositor(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis collection contains materials related to Terrence Kaufman's research on the Nahuatl language varieties spoken in the Huasteca, a region of Mexico encompassing parts of San Luis Potosí, Veracruz and Tamaulipas states. Ethnologue assigns three ISO 639-3 codes to these language varieties:
  • [nhw] Nahuatl, Western Huasteca
  • [nhe] Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca
  • [nch] Nahuatl, Central Huasteca
Kaufman collected these materials between 1983 and 1993. Most of the materials in this collection date from 1987 and 1990. Materials were collected in the following locations:
  • Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosí
  • Tancanhuitz, San Luis Potosí
  • Mahuajo, Coxcatlán, San Luis Potosí
  • Cuilonico, Coxcatlán, San Luis Potosí
  • El Sabino, Coxcatlán, San Luis Potosí
  • Tancocu, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosí
  • Agua Fría, Chicontepec, Veracruz
  • Los Ajos, Tantoyuca, Veracruz
The bulk of the materials were given to AILLA by Terrence Kaufman for digitization and preservation in 2012. Some born-digital materials were given to AILLA beginning at that time. After processing, physical media was returned to Kaufman beginning in May 2018.

The materials in this collection include 104 folders with 240 audio recordings and 292 documents.

Interactive Google maps showing locations of languages present in this and other Terrence Kaufman collections in AILLA are available
All audio recordings in this collection are Public Access whereas all other files (including transcriptions, translations, and analyses) are currently Restricted. Refer to AILLA's Access Levels and Conditions of Use for more information.

The digitization and preservation of this collection was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1157867. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.