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Hispanos / Neoméxicanos / Nuevoméxicanos

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Definition of Hispanos / Neoméxicanos / Nuevoméxicanos

  • a member of a division of the early Indo-European people descended from Oasisamerican groups and the historical Spanish/Mexican territories of Nuevo México.

Example reference

The song “Himno del Pueblo de las Montañas de la Sangre de Cristo” as performed by Cleofes Vigil

The lyrics in English and Spanish from the liner notes of the album Music of New Mexico: Hispanic Traditions by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


The Spaniards came
From Spain to the land
Where they found their heart’s desire,
Beautiful dark Indian women,
Heya, heya, heya, ha

Those beautiful indian women,
Virtuous and full of grace,
Were chosen as wives
And bore a new handsome race,
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

A good and loving race,
The bronze color of the mestizo,
Mixture of Pueblo Indian
From where came the Genizaro
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

With their penetrating songs
And spiritual pictures,
They praise the Holy Earth,
A Mother to us all,
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

In the countryside was heard
That song, that dance,
Echoing in the mountains
They called the Blood of Christ
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

Spaniards and Comanches
All in harmony,
Would come together to sing
And dance with gladness,
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

Eating roasted corn
That the earth produced,
Pounding dried meat
From the buffalo
Heya, heya, heya, ha.

Vinieron los españoles
De la España a esta tierra,
Donde hallaron sus querencias,
Hermosas indias morenas,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Aquellas indias hermosas
Virtuosas y llenas degracia,
Escogieron para esposas
Donde nacio linda raza,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Raza buna y amorosa
Color bronce de mestizo,
Mezcla del indio del pueblo
Donde salio un genizaro
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Con sus cantos penetrantes
Y sus cuadros espirituales,
Alaban la Santa Tierra
Que para todos es la Madre,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Ya se oia en los campos
Aquel canto aquella danza,
Retumbaba en la montaña
Que Sangre de Cristo llamaban,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Españoles y cumanches
Todos en armonia,
Se junaban a cantar
Y a bailar con alegria,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Comiendo eloted tostados
Que la tierra producia,
Machucando carne seca
De cibolo que habia,
Jeya, jeya, jeya, ja.

Associated: Neighboring past Mexican territories, now a part of the USA; Teritorio de Altos California and part of Coahuila y Tejas. Neighboring past Independent states; República de Texas and República de Rio Grande. Neighboring modern American states; Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.