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Teotenango

Summary
Teotenango was an important pre-Hispanic fortified city located in the southern part of the Valley of Toluca. It was initially founded during the last stages of the Teotihuacan civilization by a group generally referred to as the "Teotenancas." Later, the Matlatzincas conquered the city and expanded it. The city existed for about 1,000 years, being abandoned only after the Spanish Conquest of the Aztec Empire. The name Teotenango is derived from three Nahuatl words: "teotl" (god, sacred, divine, authentic or original), "tenamitl" (wall, fence or fortification) and "co" (place or in) which lends itself to different translations such as "in the place of the divine wall," or "in the place of the original fortification" or "in the place of all of the gods." However, "teotl" began to be used to distinguish this pre-Hispanic site from the town that was constructed in the valley below by the Spanish after the Conquest. This is confirmed by the T
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