Category: Important

Lexical terms in this category are important to the understanding of New Mexican culture. Basically, this means that these topics are required reading.

  • 19

    number [ nahyn-teen ] / naɪnˌtin / (nīn-tēn′) Definition of 19 noun. slang for the nineteen Pueblos in New Mexico, and indicates of Pueblo or heritage

  • 505 / 575

    Telephone area codes for New Mexico. 505 is the oldest of the two, it used to cover the entire state, but now covers Central New Mexico and Northwestern New Mexico. 575 covers the other regions of the state.

  • Al Hurricane

    Alberto Nelson Sanchez, from Dixon, a New Mexico music artist known as "The Godfather of New Mexico music". A leading music performer for approximately half-a-century, his music has remained influential since the rock 'n' roll era, well through, to the modern era.

  • Al Hurricane, Jr.

    Alberto Nelson Sanchez Jr. 1959- American musician. Al Hurricane, Jr.. The son of Al Hurricane, a leading music performer of New Mexico music, influential rock musician and contributor to New Mexico's music scene.

  • Albuquerque

    geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places Pronounced: \al-buh-kur-kee\ or \awl-boo-ked-keh\ IPA: /ˈæl bəˌkɜr ki/ or /ɔl bʊˈkɛ.ɾ keɪ/ Definition of Albuquerque The largest city in New Mexico, the center of the larger Albuquerque Metropolitan Area, […]

  • American modern culture

    A modern culture in New Mexico, and the major culture from 1850 to today. The culture is distinguished by the supreme law of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as their folklore, media, preservation, multiculturalism, and gastronomic influence; such as the preservation of multiple State and National Parks, the expansion of ancient New Mexican cuisine and musical techniques, and the prominence of American holidays like the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.

  • Ancient Pueblo (Hisatsinom / Anasazi) prehistoric culture

    A prehistoric paleoamerican culture of Northern Mexico and the Southwestern United States, dated to about 7000 B.C. to 1600 A.D. The culture is distinguished by their agricultural abilities, advanced pottery and textile arts, and their architectural abilities in pithouses, pueblos, and cliff dwellings. These people are the ancestors to the modern Pueblos, and were located in what is now known as the Four Corners (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona) region, and had multiple roadways for religious and trade purposes.

  • Antonia Apodaca

    biographical name | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \an-tohn-yuh ab-uh-dah-kuh\ | IPA: /ænˈtoʊn yə ˈæb ə ˈdɑ kʌ/ Definition of Antonia Apodaca Antonia Apodaca. 1923- American musician. Long time music performer of New Mexico music, her music […]

  • Baby Gaby

    biographical name | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \bey-bee gey-bee\ | IPA: /ˈbeɪ bi ˈgeɪ bi/ Definition of Baby Gaby Gabriel R. Sanchez 1942- American musician. Baby Gaby. a leading music performer of New Mexico […]

  • Biscochitos / bizcochitos

    noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \beez-coh-chee-tohz\ \biz-coh-chee-tohz\ | IPA: /biz koʊ tʃi toʊz/ Definition of biscochitos / bizcochitos affectionate/diminutive term for bizcocho “cake” in Spanish, literally “little cakes” or “baby cakes”. New Mexican; […]

  • Blake’s Lotaburger

    restaurant chain | encyclopedia/cuisine | Pronounced: \bleyks loh-tuh bur-ger\ | IPA: /bleɪks ˈloʊ tə ˈbɜr gər/ Definition of Blake’s Lotaburger An iconic New Mexican cuisine fast food restaurant chain in Albuquerque. The company, […]

  • Breakfast burritos

    noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \brek-fuhst buh-ree-tohz\ | IPA: /ˈbrɛk fəst burˈri tɔs/ Definition of breakfast burritos Breakfast burritos are a New Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla folded around various breakfast food […]

  • Burqueño

    demonym | part of encyclopedia/culture Pronounced: \bur-kay-neo\ or \bood-kay-nyo\ IPA: /bʊ.ɾˈkɛˈnyɔ/ Plural: Burqueños or Burqueñas Definition of Burqueño/Burqueña Burqueño and the feminine Burqueña, (sometimes spelled with an n instead of an ñ, as Burqueno) a native […]

  • Calabacitas

    noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \kah-lah-bah-see-tahs\ | IPA: /ˌkɑ lɑˈ bɑ ˈsi tɑs/ Definition of calabacitas a traditional sautéed dish, of New Mexican origin, consisting of yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and optionally New […]

  • Central New Mexico

    geographic name Definition of Central New Mexico A region of New Mexico, centering around the large Albuquerque Metropolitan Area in Bernalillo County, and encompassing Sandoval County, Torrance County, and Valencia County. […]

  • Chile rellenos

    noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \chee-leh re-ye-noh\ | IPA: /tʃi lɛ rɛˈyɛ nɔ/ Definition of chile rellenos literally “filled/stuffed chile” in Spanish. New Mexican and Mexican; a dish consisting of a fried egg-battered pepper […]

  • Clovis

    geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places | Pronounced: \kloh-vis\ | IPA: /ˈkloʊ vɪs/ Definition of Clovis The county seat of Curry County, this town is located in the Llano Estacado. Known for its importance […]

  • Constitution of the State of New Mexico

    The Constitution of the State of New Mexico, the basic written set of principles and precedents of State government in the U.S. State of New Mexico, which came into operation in 1912 and has sections by twenty-four articles.