Category: Distinctly New Mexican

Telephone area codes for New Mexico. 505 is the oldest of the two, it used to cover the entire state, but now covers Central New Mexico and Northwestern New Mexico. 575 covers the other regions of the state.

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \beez-coh-chee-tohz\ \biz-coh-chee-tohz\ | IPA: /biz koʊ tʃi toʊz/ Definition of biscochitos / bizcochitos affectionate/diminutive term for bizcocho “cake” in Spanish, literally “little cakes” or “baby cakes”. New Mexican; a traditional cookie with a relatively simple recipe that consists of four ingredients (anise, cinnamon, sugar, and butter or lard). Although biscochitos are are frequently […]Continue reading

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demonym | part of encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \bur-kay-neo\ or \bood-kay-nyo\ IPA: /bʊ.ɾˈkɛˈnyɔ/ Plural: Burqueños or Burqueñas Definition of Burqueño/Burqueña Burqueño and the feminine Burqueña, (sometimes spelled with an n instead of an ñ, as Burqueno) a native of Albuquerque, and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area extended throughout Central New Mexico, traditionally one born hearing the urban type New Mexico English; the dialect or accent […]Continue reading

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biographical name | part of encyclopedia/science Pronounced: \fey-bee-uhn gahr-see-uh\ | IPA: /ˈfeɪ bi ən gɑrˈsi ə/ Definition of Fabián García Fabián García 1871-1948 Mexican-American horticulturalist. A pioneer in modern American horticultural studies, influential due to his work in developing the modern New Mexico chile pepper. also see: lexicon/new-mexico-chile Examples of Fabián García Origin of Fabián García Fabián García. […]Continue reading

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political entity | part of: encyclopedia/politics Definition of the Governor of New Mexico Governor of New Mexico, the executive head of New Mexico, the office of which was first established in 1598 as the Gobernador de Nuevo México. Examples of Governors of New Mexico Spanish Governors (prior to the Pueblo Revolt) Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1598–1608) Pedro de Peralta […]Continue reading

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \green chee-le rohl\ | IPA: /grin ˈtʃi lɛ roʊl/ Definition of green chile roll The green chile roll (referred to as a New Mexico roll outside of New Mexico) is a fusion of New Mexican cuisine and Japanese cuisine, from the 20th century; a makisushi roll contains roasted and diced green New Mexico chile, […]Continue reading

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accent, dialect, language | part of: encyclopedia/language Pronounced: \noo mek-si-kuhn ing-glish\ | IPA: /nu ˈmɛk sɪ kən ˈɪŋ glɪʃ/ Definition of New Mexican English The American English language as used in New Mexico (also other parts of the American Southwest), the dialect referred to as New Mexican English, centers around the Middle Rio Grande Valley; […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \nuevo meheeco\ IPA: /nweβo ‘mehiko/ Definition of Nuevo México The frontier, colony, and territory phases of a region in the northern reaches of New Spain, and subsequently Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, first referred to as Nuevo México by Spanish explorers during the mid-1500s and officially a recognized government of Spain, […]Continue reading

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civilization | part of encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \pweb-low\ IPA: /ˈpwɛ blɔ/ Plural: Pueblos Definition of the Pueblo The Pueblo (Spanish for “town”) are a people and civilization formed in at least 750 A.D. by Basketmaker hunter-gatherers as they organized into a collection of city-states. Throughout the millennia they have flourished as centers of art, society, trade, narratives, and philosophy. Distinguished by their […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places Pronounced: \san-tuh fey\ or \sahn-tah fe\ IPA: /ˈsæn tə ˈfeɪ/ or /ˈsɑn tɑ ˈfɛ/ Definition of Santa Fe The capital city in New Mexico and the county seat of Santa Fe County. This city is located in Central New Mexico at the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Currently known as the center of government and culture […]Continue reading

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musical group | part of encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \spahrks\ | IPA: /spɑrks/ Definition of Sparx From Albuquerque, a New Mexico music group with Latin music crossover appeal. Including band members Veronica, Rosamaria, Kristyna, and Carolina, they are the daughters of Tiny Morrie and Gloria Pohl. An influential group of performers of New Mexico music, Cumbias, Boleros, Rancheras, and Latin […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places Pronounced: \tous\ IPA: /taʊs/ Definition of Taos A town in New Mexico, the center of the larger Taos Micropolitan Area, and the county seat of Taos County. This town is located in Northern New Mexico surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Currently known as an arts, jewelry, and textile works, with a strong connection to its Spanish […]Continue reading

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