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A Chicano is a person who has a mixed ancestry and/or citizenship of the United States and usually Mexico. Often, Chicano and Mexican-American are used to mean the same thing. People from Central or South America and United States could also be called Chicano. Chicana is the female version of Chicano. Chicanos often speak in Spanglish.[1]

Notable Chicanos

Chicanos have made contributions to many fields, spanning arts, culture, sports, technology, and politics.[2]


  1. Frazer, Timothy C. (1996). "Chicano English and Spanish Interference in the Midwestern United States". American Speech 71 (1): 72–85. doi:10.2307/455470 . ISSN 0003-1283 . 
  2. "Mexican Americans Who Made A Difference | American Experience | PBS" (in en).