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Thread #46273   Message #685926
Posted By: GUEST,Zorro
09-Apr-02 - 01:07 AM
Thread Name: ?Why Mexicans called them 'Gringos'?
Subject: RE: ?Why Mexicans called them 'Gringos'?
I vote for Dicho's answer. I've always thought the word was a result of the Roman (Latin) language influence on the European languages. In Rom, the Gypsy name for a non gypsy is Gajo (sp?) and (fem) Gaja. Strangely enough in Japan the name for a non Japanese is Gaji! Z