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See also: Norteño



From Spanish norteño (Northern [Mexico]).


norteño (uncountable)

  1. (music) A genre of Mexican music related to polka and corridos, emerged in the late 19th century.
    Coordinate term: Tejano
    • 2000, Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, James McConnachie, Orla Duane, World Music: The Rough Guide. Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, Rough Guides (→ISBN), page 470:
      At a party in an isolated mountain community in central Mexico, the host may well take out his accordion and play norteño corridos until the dawn breaks.
    • 2010 April 17, Ayala Ben-Yehuda, “Field of Dreams: Vive Grupero Festival Snares Regional Mexican Artists For Free”, in Billboard, volume 122, number 15, page 8:
      The two-stage festival's lineup reads like a who's who of norteño, duranguense and banda sinaloense acts, including Los Tigres del Norte, Banda el Recodo, Conjunto Primavera, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and K-Paz de la Sierra.

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From norte +‎ -eño. Compare Portuguese nortenho.


  • IPA(key): /norˈteɲo/, [norˈt̪eɲo]


norteño (feminine singular norteña, masculine plural norteños, feminine plural norteñas)

  1. northern
    Antonym: sureño

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norteño m (plural norteños, feminine norteña, feminine plural norteñas)

  1. northerner
    Antonym: sureño


  • English: norteño

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