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norteña

[nawr-teyn-yuh; Spanish nawr-te-nyah] /nɔrˈteɪn yə; Spanish nɔrˈtɛ nyɑ/
noun
1.
a lively, polkalike folk music chiefly of southern Texas and northern Mexico, usually with Spanish lyrics and played on accordion and 12-string guitar, sometimes with fiddle and saxophone.
Also, norteno
[nawr-teyn-yoh] /nɔrˈteɪn yoʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Also called Tex-Mex.
Origin
< American Spanish; Spanish: feminine of norteño northern(er), equivalent to nort(e) north + -eño adj. suffix (see Madrileño)
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