Archives: Lexicon

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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noun | encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \sahn-tah fe de nuevo meheeco\ IPA: /ˈsɑn tɑ ˈfɛ dɛ nweβo ‘mehiko/ Definition of Santa Fe de Nuevo México The colonial and territorial phases of a region in the northern reaches of New Spain, and subsequently Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, dated to about 1598 to 1912. The culture is distinguished […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places Pronounced: \sil-ver sit-ee\ | IPA: /ˈsɪl vər ˈsɪt i/ Definition of Silver City County seat of Grant County, this town is located just south of the Gila National Forest, in the Gila Region, Southeast New Mexico. Currently known for its well-regarded restaurants, Mogollon sites, Apache and Spanish roots, wild west history including being the […]Continue reading

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \saw-pah-pee-yah\ | IPA: /ˌsɔ paˈpi yɑ/ Definition of Sopapilla / Frybread / Sopaipilla a fried dough pastry of Latin origin, New Mexico style sopapillas are a variant of Native American frybread. Native American & New Mexican; a traditional puffed flatbread with a relatively simple recipe that consists of four ingredients (flour, baking […]Continue reading

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Southwestern American English. The American English language as used in throughout the American Southwest, core states and regions are Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Southern Nevada, Southern Utah, and West Texas, with wider definition of it including the Southern American states of Texas and Oklahoma, and the Western American states of California, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. It consists of multiple dialects mainly including Arizonan […]Continue reading

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Spanish. A modern culture in New Mexico, first arriving in 1592 and thriving from 1692 to today. The culture is distinguished by their Spanish missions, agricultural prowess, musical and narrative arts, as well as their pastoral and ranching cultures (including Cowboy culture). The descendants of the original Spanish settlers of New Mexico continue to live across […]Continue reading

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