|Born||November 15, 1911
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
|Died||September 17, 1989
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Salvador Tió y Montes de Oca, better known as Salvador Tió was born on November 20, 1911 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico to Salvador Tió y Malaret and his wife Teresa Montes de Oca y Branderes.
In the late 1940s, Salvador coined the term espanglish, which later evolved to its current form, Spanglish. This was his response to the many Spanish-speaking people who immediately relinquished their mother tongue in order to learn English upon immigrating to non-Hispanic countries.
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