Tiwa Pueblos

The Tiwa language is a member of the Tanoan family of languages. In New Mexico there is further a southern Tiwa and a northern Tiwa subset. Tiwa is also spoken at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo near El Paso, Texas and may have been spoken at the now extinct Piro Pueblo near Socorro, New Mexico (the Piro Pueblos were destroyed by the other tribes as they followed the Spaniards southward in the aftermath of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt: the Piros and some Isletans had long been close allies of the Spanish).