(In North America) a woman or girl of Mexican origin or descent. See also Chicano.
- Few Anglo women had their first child under age 18, compared to Mexican immigrants and U.S.-born Chicanas (women of Mexican descent).
- In particular, the contributors explore the participation of writers and intellectuals on the Left in the development of African American, Chicano / Chicana, and Asian American literature and culture.
- More specifically, the male dominated Chicano movement of the 1960s and 1970s brought many Chicanas to push for Chicana feminism.
Mexican Spanish, alteration of Spanish mejicana (feminine) 'Mexican'.
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