Galen Brokaw brokawg at
Mon Jan 17 17:28:23 UTC 2000

In the preface to _The Darker Side of the Renaissance_, Walter Mignolo
states that the word "nepantla" was "coined by Nahuatl speakers in New
Spain during the sixteenth century to designate the inter-space between
cultures" (xvi).
I am familiar with the word, but I was not aware that it was coined in
the sixteenth century. Mignolo doesn't give any source for this claim.
Does anyone have any information either supporting or negating it?

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