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Tejano

[ tey-hah-noh, tuh‐ ]
/ teɪˈhɑ noʊ, tə‐ /
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noun

a Texas native or resident of Mexican or Mexican American birth or descent: The author’s newest short stories focus on a network of relationships between Tejanos and Anglos in a fictional Texas town.
(often lowercase) a style of Mexican American popular music that features the accordion and blends the polka with various forms of traditional Mexican music, now often including synthesizers and rock music.

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Origin of Tejano

American Spanish: literally, “Texan,” from Tejas Texas + masculine adjective suffix -ano -an; def. 1 was first recorded in 1925–30; def. 2 was first recorded in 1975–80 .
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