Borinqueño

noun

Bo·​rin·​que·​ño
ˌbȯriŋˈkān(ˌ)yō
plural -s
1
: a native or resident of Puerto Rico
2
: one of the extinct aboriginal Indians of Puerto Rico compare arawak

Word History

Etymology

Spanish, from Borinquén, Boriquén, old name for Puerto Rico, from Taino Boriquen

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“Borinqueño.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Borinque%C3%B1o. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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