Definition of New Mexico in English:

New Mexico

Line breaks: New Mex¦ico
Pronunciation: /njuːˈmɛksɪkəʊ
 
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A state in the south-western US, on the border with Mexico; population 1,984,356 (est. 2008); capital, Santa Fe. It was obtained from Mexico in 1848 and 1854, and in 1912 it became the 47th state of the US.

Derivatives

New Mexican

adjective & noun
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  • 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.

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