Ángel María Garibay K.

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Bust of Garibay Kintana in Tenancingo, Mexico.

Fray Ángel María Garibay Kintana (June 18, 1892– October 19, 1967) was a Mexican Roman Catholic priest, philologist, linguist, historian, and scholar of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, specifically of the Nahua peoples of the central Mexican highlands. He is particularly noted for his studies and translations of conquest-era primary source documents written in Classical Nahuatl, the lingua franca of Postclassic central Mexico and the then-dominant Aztec empire. Alongside his former student Miguel León-Portilla, Garibay ranks as one of the pre-eminent Mexican authorities on the Nahuatl language and its literary heritage, and as one who has made a significant contribution towards the promotion and preservation of the indigenous cultures and languages of Mexico.

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Ángel María Garibay Kintana Square in Toluca de Lerdo. 2014.


Torres, Víctor Manuel Hernández (2004). "Ángel María Garibay Kintana: La vida sencilla" (online edition, Proyecto Ensayo Hispánico). In Alberto Saladino García (ed.). Humanismo mexicano del siglo XX, vol. I (in Spanish). Toluca: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. pp. 281–292. ISBN 968-835-853-3. OCLC 60346764.