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[tee-uh-wah-nuh; Spanish tee-hwah-nah] /ˌti əˈwɑ nə; Spanish tiˈʰwɑ nɑ/
a city in NW Mexico, on the Mexico-U.S. border.
Also, Tia Juana. Unabridged
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/tiːˈwɑːnə; Spanish tiˈxwana/
a city in NW Mexico, in Baja California (Norte). Pop: 1 570 000 (2005 est)
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Word Origin and History for Tijuana

from the name of a Diegueño (Yuman) village, written Tiajuan in 1829; deformed by folk-etymology association with Spanish Tia Juana "Aunt Jane."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Tijuana [(tee-uh-wah-nuh, tee-wah-nuh)]

City in Baja California Norte state, in northwestern Mexico just south of the California border near San Diego.

Note: The city is popular among American tourists for its racetracks and bullfights.
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