Tijuana

Tijuana

[tee-uh-wah-nuh; Spanish tee-hwah-nah]
noun
a city in NW Mexico, on the Mexico-U.S. border.
Also, Tia Juana.
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Tijuana or Tia Juana (tiːˈwɑːnə, Spanish tiˈxwana)
 
n
a city in NW Mexico, in Baja California (Norte). Pop: 1 570 000 (2005 est)
 
Tia Juana or Tia Juana
 
n

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Tijuana
from the name of a Diegueño (Yuman) village, written Tiajuan in 1829; deformed by folk-etymology association with Sp. Tia Juana "Aunt Jane."
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Tijuana [(tee-uh-wah-nuh, tee-wah-nuh)]

City in Baja California Norte state, in northwestern Mexico just south of the California border near San Diego.

Note: The city is popular among American tourists for its racetracks and bullfights.
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