- la. (sometimes initial capital letters) Mexican Spanish. la raza.
- (used with a plural verb) Mexican Americans collectively.
- (used with a singular verb) Mexican-American culture.
Examples from the Web for raza
“If today someone stands up and says the exact same things about Jews, Hindus or Buddhists, I would be equally upset,” says Raza.Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech
Nadette De Visser
March 21, 2014
The land breeze lasted long enough to bring them by Santa Cruz, and their ship drifted along all day between Raza and the main.Sustained honor
John R. Musick,
They are a raza conquistada as their masters term them—a conquered race.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1
Charles Reginald Enock
On our left lay the two islands, Rodonda and Raza, on the latter of which is situated a lighthouse.A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'
Annie Allnut Brassey
Word Origin and History for raza
in La Raza, literally "the race," 1964, from American Spanish (see race (n.2)), "designating the strong sense of racial and cultural identity held by Mexican-Americans" [OED].