Tapatío

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For the hot sauce, see Tapatío hot sauce.

Tapatío is a Mexican Spanish colloquial term for someone from Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco, Mexico's second largest city. It is also used as an adjective for anything associated with Guadalajara.

Etymology[edit]

The word derives from the Nahuatl word tapatiotl, the name of a monetary unit in pre-Columbian times which became most closely associated with the region in which today's Guadalajara is situated. It's also known as a traditional dance (Jarabe Tapatio) closely associated with Mariachi music which is said to have originated in the area.

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References[edit]

  • Así habla el mexicano: Diccionario básico de mexicanismos, by Jorge Mejía Prieto, published 1985 by Panorama Editorial.