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Tiwa, in Spanish Tigua, is a group of closely related languages spoken by some Pueblo people in New Mexico. Northern Tiwa is spoken in Taos Pueblo and Picuris Pueblo , while Southern Tiwa is spoken in Isleta Pueblo and Sandia Pueblo . An extinct language in the family, Piro, was spoken near Socorro, New Mexico.
After the Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish Conquistadors in 1680, a few of the Tigua from Piro fled south with the Conquistadors to El Paso, Texas. There they founded Ysleta, Texas , where their descendants live to this day.
See also: Jornada del Muerto
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