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Colonial Spanish

[ kuh-loh-nee-uhl span-ish ]
/ kəˈloʊ ni əl ˈspæn ɪʃ /
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noun

Spanish as used in New Spain during the Spanish colonization of the Americas from the 16th to the 19th century.

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Origin of Colonial Spanish

First recorded in 1885–90
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