Borinqueño

noun
Bo·​rin·​que·​ño | \ ˌbȯriŋˈkān(ˌ)yō \
plural -s

Definition of Borinqueño

1 : a native or resident of Puerto Rico
2 : one of the extinct aboriginal Indians of Puerto Rico — compare arawak

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History and Etymology for Borinqueño

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 28 Feb. 2021.

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