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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.[1]


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.[2]

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  1. ^ Prieto, Jorge Mejía (1985) Asi Habla El Mexicano México, D.F. : Panorama. ISBN 9789683801227. p.131
  2. ^ Prieto (1985): p.131