Definition of Tejano in English:

Tejano

Syllabification: Te·ja·no
Pronunciation: /təˈhänō
 
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noun (plural Tejanos)

1A Mexican-American inhabitant of southern Texas: [as modifier]: the Tejano upper classes
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  • By 1950, the MBCT had grown and matured due to excellent leadership and its provision of vital ministries for Mexicans and Tejanos in Texas.
  • By the 1950s, however, service organizations faced new challenges from increasing numbers of Mexican immigrants, Texas Mexicans, or Tejanos, and a new group, Puerto Ricans.
  • Ironically, though, he would eventually be forced to settle in Mexico as a refugee, a consequence of the 1846 exodus of Tejanos from Texas, and a concomitant influx to the area of new Anglo immigrants.
1.1A style of folk or popular music originating among the Tejanos, with elements from Mexican-Spanish vocal traditions and Czech and German dance tunes and rhythms, traditionally played by small groups featuring accordion and guitar.
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  • His works depict memories of childhood family and friends in a wide variety of activities from dancing to Tejano music to making tamales.
  • The singer and musician was the first interpreter of rural popular Tejano and border music to acquire star status through her many recordings.
  • To speculate briefly on this exclusion, to ask why polka hasn't gained alongside Tejano increased attention with the hip, upscale consumers of world music is to revisit the relation between race and ethnicity in American life.

Origin

American Spanish, alteration of Texano 'Texan'.

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