Pre-Columbian Terms: Pronunciation Guide

 Teotihuacan

In conjunction with Grove's ongoing project on Latin American art and architecture, the editors have assembled this pronunciation guide for Pre-Columbian terms. Led by Professor Thomas Cummins of Harvard University, our multi-year commissioning effort adds hundreds of new texts to Grove Art and includes revisions to every existing Grove article related to this field. All of this material will publish online-first, and when production is complete, the articles will be gathered into a 3-volume print work, the Grove Encyclopedia of Latin American Art and Architecture.

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Agua Blanca
Altar de Sacrificios
Altun Ha
Amapa
Aztatlán
Aztec
Bahía
Barriles
Batán Grande
Bonampak
Cacaxtla
Cahuachi
Caja-espiga
Cajamarca
Calakmul
Calixtlahuaca
Capacha–Opeño
Caracol
Casas Grandes
Cerro Sechín
Chachapoyas
Chalcatzingo
Chalchuapa
Chan Chan
Chancay
Chavín
Chavín de Huántar
Chichén Itzá
Chimú
Chinchero
Cholula
Chorrera
Chupícuaro
Coatepantli
Cobá
Coclé
Comalcalco
Copán
Cuicuilco
Cupisnique
Cuzco
Dainzú
Dzibilchaltún
Edzná
El Caño
El Hatillo
El Rosario
El Tajín
Etzatlán
Gallinazo
Gran Chiriquí
Gran Nicoya
Gran Pajatén
Guangala
Guayabo de Turrialba
Huaca del Loro
Huánuco Pampa
Huastec
Ica–Chincha
Ingapirca
Inka [Inca]
Iximché
Ixtlán del Río
Izapa
Kabáh
Kaminaljuyú
Kotosh
Kuntur Wasi
La Cabaña
La Galgada
La Puná
La Quemada
La Tolita
La Venta
Labná
Laguna de los Cerros
Lamanai
Lambityeco
Las Bocas
Machu Picchu
Malinalco
Manteño
Marajó
Marcahuamachuco
Maya
Mayapán
Milagro–Quevedo
Mirador
Mitla
Mixtec
Mixteca–Puebla
Moche
Monte Albán
Monte Alto
Muisca
Naj Tunich
Nasca [Nazca]
Ollantaytambo
Olmec
Pachacamac
Palenque
Pampa Grande
Paracas
Peñol de Juchipila
Peñón del Río
Piedras Negras
Pucará de Rumicucho
Quiriguá
Real Alto
Recuay
Remojadas
Río Azul
Río Bec
Sacsahuaman
Salamá Valley
Salango
Salinar
San Agustín
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlán
Santa Lucía Cotzumalhuapa
Santa Rita Corozal
Santarém
Sayil
Seibal
Sicán
Sinú
Sitio Conte
Tairona
Takalik Abaj
Talud-tablero
Tambo Viejo
Tarascan
Tayasal
Tenayuca
Tenochtitlán
Teotihuacan
Tetzcotzingo
Tiahuanaco
Tierradentro
Tikal
Tlatelolco
Tlatilco
Toltec
Tonalá
Toniná
Tres Zapotes
Tula
Tulum
Tzintzuntzan
Tzompantli
Uaxactún
Uxmal
Valdivia
Veraguas
Vicús
Wari [Huari]
Xochicalco
Yagul
Yaxchilán
Zaculeu
Zapotal
Zapotec

  

Image: Temple of the Moon, Teotihuacan, Mexico © Alodie Larson