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Chicana

or chi·ca·na

[ chi-kah-nuh, -kan-uh ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ nə, -ˈkæn ə /
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adjective
of or relating to female Mexican Americans or their culture: a conference on Chicana issues.
noun
a Mexican American girl or woman.
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Compare Chicano, Chican@, Chicanx. See also la raza.

Origin of Chicana

First recorded in 1965–70; from Mexican Spanish, feminine of Chicano

historical usage of Chicana

See Latinx.
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