Definition of New Mexico in English:
A state in the southwestern US, on the border with Mexico; population 1,984,356 (est. 2008); capital, Santa Fe; statehood, Jan. 6, 1912 (47). It was obtained from Mexico in 1845 (annexation of Texas), 1848 (Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the Mexican-American War), and 1853 (Gadsden Purchase).
- Example sentences
- Then even the road trails off, and it is just the train coursing through New Mexican prairie.
- In 1598, when the first New Mexican town was established, there were about 1,000 Spaniards north of Mexico; today, their descendants are estimated at 900,000.
- The New Mexican fathers, besides being exclusively from minority ethnic backgrounds, were also younger and had lower income and education, on average, than the Illinois fathers.
Pronunciation: /-kən/adjective& noun
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