Demonym or gentilic is the name given to people living in a village, town, city or country. Usually it is derived from the name of the same town. For example, the demonym of the people from Mexico is Mexican.
While reading the books Quick Guide to Mexican Spanish and Quick Guide to More Mexican Spanish I realized that Mexicans have some demonyms for certain places and people that you may not have heard before. Here are 8 Mexican Spanish slang words for places and people.
8 Mexican Spanish Slang Words for Places and People
1. boludo: any Argentine
2. chilango: someone from Mexico City
3. Chilangolandia: Mexico City. Example: Chilangolandia es la tierra de los chilangos.
4. chinolas: people from Sinaloa. Example: Mi nueva novia es chinola.
5. defeño: someone from Mexico City
6. gabacho: 1) an American citizen 2) the United States 3) any foreigner
7. gachupín: a Spaniard. Example: Habla bien raro este gachupín.
8. regio: person from north of Mexico. Example: Todos mis mejores amigos son regios.
Check out these other Mexican Spanish Slang Word articles.
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