[nawr-teyn-yuh; Spanish nawr-te-nyah]
- a lively, polkalike folk music chiefly of southern Texas and northern Mexico, usually with Spanish lyrics and played on accordion and 12-string guitar, sometimes with fiddle and saxophone.
Also nor·te·no [nawr-teyn-yoh] /nɔrˈteɪn yoʊ/.
Origin of norteña
Also called Tex-Mex.
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