What is the difference between New Mexican Spanish and Mexican Spanish?

I live in New Mexico, and currently learning Spanish. I see New Mexican Spanish books in libraries and bookstores. What is the difference between it and Mexican Spanish?


  1. The only different Spanish books you’ll find is if you look at a south American Spanish book. My dad is from south America and when he talks to the Mexican people some words are different and the same thing with the people from spain. It just has to do with the area. and since New mexico is right next to mexico it shouldn’t be that big a difference if there even is one. So no there isn’t a difference

  2. New Mexican Spanish is a variant or dialect of Spanish spoken in the United States, primarily in the northern part of the state of New Mexico and the southern part of the state of Colorado. Despite a continual influence from the Spanish spoken in Mexico to the south, New Mexico’s relative geographical isolation and unique political history has made New Mexican Spanish differ notably from Spanish spoken in other parts of Latin America, even from that of northern Mexico or Texas.

    Speakers of New Mexican Spanish are mainly descendants of Spanish colonists who arrived in New Mexico in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. During this time, contact with the rest of Spanish America was limited, and New Mexican Spanish was allowed to develop on its own course. In the meantime, Spanish colonists coexisted with Puebloan peoples and Navajos. Finally, after the Mexican-American War, New Mexico and all its inhabitants came under the governance of the English-speaking United States, and for the next hundred years, English-speakers increased in number.

    For these reasons, the main differences between New Mexican Spanish and other forms of Latin American Spanish are these: the preservation of forms and vocabulary from colonial-era Spanish (e.g. haiga instead of haya, or Yo seigo instead of Yo soy); the borrowing of words from Rio Grande Indian languages for indigenous vocabulary (in addition to the Nahuatl additions that the colonists had brought); a tendency to "re-coin" Spanish words that had fallen into disuse (For example, ojo, whose literal meaning is "eye," was repurposed to mean "hot spring" as well.); and a large proportion of English loan words, particularly for technological words (e.g. bós, troqua, and telefón.) Pronunciation also carries influences from colonial, Native American, and English sources.

    Robert S
  3. New Mexican spanish or Nuevo Mexico ….
    is The State of New Mexico in the southwestern region of the United States of America.
    Over its relatively long history it has also been occupied by Native American populations and has been part of the Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, a state of Mexico and a U.S. territory.
    New Mexico has simultaneously the highest percentage of Hispanic Americans (some recent immigrants and others descendants of Spanish colonists) and the second-highest percentage of Native Americans.—

    And Mexican Spanish is the same that
    The United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or simply Mexico .)

    is a country located in North America, bounded on the north by the United States;

    After the independence of the vice-royalty of New Spain, it was decided that the country was to be named after its capital, Mexico City. The city’s original name was Mexico-Tenochtitlan, in reference to the name of the Nahua Aztec tribe, the Mexica.

    Spanish, is used as a de facto official language and is spoken by 97% of the population.

    If you need help, you can write me.Im from mexico and speak spanish.

  4. Laugh out loud, mexicans use a lot of words that only their natives could use; the younger they are the better you can understand them because they learned spanish from Spain. That’s all. I am not mexican, but when I speak spanish to a mexican if they are not young is hard to understand them. Also some that never went to school use a lot of slang and is very hard to understand them too.

    Nina Brek

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