San Miguel Tenango
also see Nahua of Naupan Also see Nahua of Acaxochitlan
The Nahua are the largest Indian group in Mexico, 25% of all native language speakers are Nahua. The wide dispersion of the Nahua speakers is the result of the expansion of the Aztec empire and the colonization of the conquered areas. The "Camino de la Huipil" or "the road of the Huipil" is a stretch of road (Hwy 131) that begins in Tehuacan, Puebla and runs into the State of Oaxaca. This road was one of the old ways to drive to Oaxaca and Vera Cruz and was/is home to many Nahua peoples. The gradual loss of traditional dress in this area is pronounced.
I believe that it is impossible to get an accurate count of the Nahua due to the varied areas they now live in. However, I would estimate considering that actual census figures and the under count that there are 2.5 million Nahua in Mexico. They live in the States of Mexico, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Vera Cruz, Hidalgo, and Guerrero and in the Mexico's Federal district (Mexico City), there is also a presence in the state of Jalisco and Tlaxcala.