The Conquest of Mexico & The Translators That Made It Possible
Malinche did nothing wrong
The conquest of Mexico was of course, a pivotal chapter in human history, where the fusion of military prowess, cultural exchanges, and linguistic intricacies shaped the destiny of civilizations. Beyond the narratives of guns, germs and steel, the role of languages might be the most critical aspect of all. Most of history severely leaves out that, none of the groups of people indigenous to Mexico…Spoke Spanish at the time of the Spanish arrival, and none of the Spanish broke any of the 68 languages alive at the time.
The question becomes…Who helped them?