|Western United States, Mexico|
Pre-Columbian distribution of northern Uto-Aztecan languages
Uto-Aztecan or Uto-Aztekan is a language family of the Americas. It consists of over 30 languages. Almost all of the Uto-Aztecan languages are found in the Western United States and Mexico. The name of the language family was given to show that it links the Ute language of Utah and the Aztecan languages of Mexico. The language of the Aztecs and its modern relatives are part of the Uto-Aztecan family.