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Meaning of "chicana" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHICANA

chicana  [tʃiːˈkɑːnə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHICANA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chicana is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHICANA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Chicano

The terms Chicano or Chicana is a chosen identity of Mexican-Americans in the United States. The term "Chicano" is interchangeable with Mexican-American. Both names are chosen identities within the Mexican-American community in the United States. However, these terms have a wide range of meanings in various parts of the Southwest. The term became widely used during the Chicano Movement, mainly among Mexicans-Americans who wanted to express an identity, of cultural, ethnic and community pride. The term "Chicano" had negative connotations before the Chicano Movement, and still is viewed negatively by more conservative members of this community, but it is gaining more acceptance as an identity of pride within the Mexican-American community in the United States. As people from Mexico could be of any ethnic origin or race, including European, the pro indigenous/mestizo Chicano identity, movement or ideology is not necessarily supported by and/or representative in many cases, the interest of all people who consider themselves as being of "Mexican" descent.

Definition of chicana in the English dictionary

The definition of chicana in the dictionary is a female with Mexican roots who lives in the United States.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHICANA


Africana
ˌæfrɪˈkɑːnə
Americana
əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnə
banana
bəˈnɑːnə
Botswana
bʊˈtʃwɑːnə
garner
ˈɡɑːnə
Ghana
ˈɡɑːnə
gymkhana
dʒɪmˈkɑːnə
icekhana
aɪsˈkɑːnə
Juliana
ˌdʒʊlɪˈɑːnə
kana
ˈkɑːnə
katakana
ˌkɑːtəˈkɑːnə
lana
ˈlɑːnə
Ljubljana
luːˈbljɑːnə
mana
ˈmɑːnə
marijuana
ˌmærɪˈhwɑːnə
nana
ˈnɑːnə
nirvana
nɪəˈvɑːnə
Tijuana
tiːˈwɑːnə
Tucana
tuːˈkɑːnə
Turkana
tɜːˈkɑːnə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHICANA

chic
chica
Chicago
chicalote
chicane
chicaner
chicaneries
chicanery
chicano
chiccories
chiccory
chicha
Chichagof Island
Chichester
Chichewa
chichi
Chichihaerh
chick
chick flick
chick lit

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHICANA

Adana
ana
arcana
Cana
Dana
Diana
French Guiana
Guiana
Guyana
Habana
Havana
Indiana
Louisiana
major arcana
minor arcana
Montana
Prato in Toscana
rana
rusticana
Toscana

Synonyms and antonyms of chicana in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chicana» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHICANA

Find out the translation of chicana to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chicana from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chicana» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

chicana
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chicana
570 millions of speakers

English

chicana
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chicana
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

chicana
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

chicana
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chicana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chicana
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chicana
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chicana
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chicana
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

チカーナ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chicana
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chicana
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chicana
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chicana
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिकनाना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Chicana
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Chicana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Chicana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

chicana
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Chicana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Chicana
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

chicana
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

chicana
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Chicana
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chicana

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICANA»

The term «chicana» is regularly used and occupies the 83.137 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHICANA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chicana

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHICANA»

Discover the use of chicana in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chicana and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chicana Feminisms: A Critical Reader
This volume moves the field of Chicana feminist theory forward by examining feminist creative expression, the politics of representation, and the realities of Chicana life.
Gabriela F. Arredondo, Aida Hurtado, Norma Klahn, 2003
2
Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers
A collection of interviews with ten prominent Chicana writers, who describe their lives, writing careers, and aspirations.
Karin Ikas, 2001
3
Chicana Feminist Thought: The Basic Historical Writings
A few Chicano publications published Chicana feminist writings; some even printed special issues on Chicanas. The Berkeley-based Chicano journal, El Grito, issued a special volume on Chicanas in 1973. Chicana feminist writings also ...
Alma M. Garcia, 2014
4
La Chicana: The Mexican-American Woman
Maintains that Chicanas must be seen as colonized women who have had no control over the social institutions which shape their lives This book is about the women who have had to deal with the barrio dudes, with the Angelo pioneers who ...
Alfredo Mirandé, 1981
5
Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature
Exploring the work of six notable authors, Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature reveals characteristic themes, images, and stylistic devices that make contemporary Chicana writing a vibrant and innovative part of a burgeoning ...
Deborah L. Madsen, 2000
6
Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte
"This is the first book solely dedicated to the history, development, and present-day flowering of Chicana and Chicano visual arts.
Carlos Francisco Jackson, 2009
7
Chicana Traditions: Continuity and Change
"The first anthology to focus specifically on the topic of Chicana expressive culture, Chicana Traditions features the work of native scholars: Chicanas engaged in careers as professors and students, performing artists and folklorists, ...
Norma Elia Cantú, Olga Nájera-Ramírez, 2002
8
Growing Up Chicana/o
This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was always searching for herself whithin the pages of a book. from the Introduction by Tiffany Ana Lopez Louie The Foot Gonzalez tells of an eighty-nine-year-old woman with ...
Bill Adler, A Lopez, Tiffany A. Lopez, 2009
9
Chicana Sexuality and Gender: Cultural Refiguring in ...
After reading the works of Chicana writers who created bold, powerful, and openly sexual female characters, Debra J. Blake wondered how everyday Mexican American women would characterize their own lives in relation to the writers’ radical ...
Debra J. Blake, 2009
10
Living Chicana theory
Twenty-one Chicana scholars and writers create theory through fiction, performance, and essays.
Carla Mari Trujillo, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHICANA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chicana is used in the context of the following news items.
1
No Thanks, America Ferrera -- A Chicana Response to 'Thank you …
While some in our community achieve success as formally educated professionals, many Chicana/os have experienced disproportionate mass ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
The Chicano Generation
... that he was involved in many of the community struggles of that era,” said García, a professor of Chicana and Chicano studies and of history. «The UCSB Current, Jul 15»
3
Students aim to track economic benefits of immigration reform
In December, a group of students traveled to the White House as part of a Chicana/o studies class to present an analysis of DACA's economic ... «Daily Bruin, Jul 15»
4
Dream Summer program provides internships to undocumented …
Magdalena Vasquez, an ally and fourth-year Chicana/o studies student who is now interning at Faith in Action Kern County, a church group that ... «Daily Bruin, Jul 15»
5
This Day in Wrestling History (July 5): Vince McMahon on Trial
As Maniaco lost, he was forced to have his head shaved. Heavy Metal defeated Sangre Chicana, El Oriental, Electroshock, May Flowers and El ... «Cageside Seats, Jul 15»
6
The Che Cafe Must Stay!
One member of the collective wants to do a mural of a lot of Chicana feminist writers that have a lot of influence on the Chicano identities. «Bay Area Indymedia, Jul 15»
7
Poet to Poet – July 1, 2015
Host producer Nina Serrano interviews writer, Lucha Corpi, the first Chicana mystery novel writer. Lucha Corpi is the creator of the woman ... «kpfa 94.1fm, Jul 15»
8
Hundreds Rally Around Defaced LGBT Mural
Executive Director of the Chicana/Latina Foundation Olga Talamante said her family told her “keep your gayness to yourself but don't talk to the ... «Mission Local, Jul 15»
9
Catching Up With 179 – A Latina Street-Artist And Community …
Xavier: Would you like to talk a little bit about how you feel it is being a Chicana artist in Seattle in the year 2015? What are some of the issues ... «seattlepi.com, Jun 15»
10
Mia Xitlali Talks Portrayals of Latinas in Entertainment & Shares …
And I am also working on a play in LA at Casa Boyle Heights called "Little Red" in which I portray the Chicana version of Little Red Riding Hood ... «Latin Post, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Chicana [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chicana>. Aug 2019 ».
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