Porto Rican


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Porto Rican

(ˈpɔːtə ˈriːkən)
adj, n
1. (Placename) a former name for Puerto Rican
2. (Peoples) a former name for Puerto Rican
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"The author's style of expression is almost Porto Rican in its poetic terminology and its sympathetic presentation of our thoughts, our occupations, our ideals--in a word, our personality" (Coll y Toste 1927, v--emphasis added).
O'Connor's Diary of a Porto Rican Trip, 1927; San Juan, PR; La Editorial Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2008.
The political authorities of South Carolina, including the influential senator Benjamin Tillman, suggested that Puerto Ricans would be better off training in Cuba as "Porto Rican negroes ...
Noble Sissle's memoir states Europe "enlisted fifteen of the best Porto Rican musicians" (Sissle 1942, 51); a document from the James Reese Europe Collection at the Schomburg Manuscript Collection lists 18 musicians; and the ship manifests on the Ellis Island Passenger Search, www.ellisisland.org, also lists 18 musicians arriving on at least three different ships, but a couple of names are different from the document in the Schomburg collection.
The 24-year-old repeatedly rocked Candelaria in New England, but the durable Porto Rican refused to go down.
Two courses are open to the Government--to effect this organization immediately, and so satisfy the present aspiration of the Porto Rican people, or to delay such organization for five or ten years, or indefinitely.
Teachers imagined that the young men who joined the Porto Rican Regiment and the young girls who were introduced to co-ed physical education classes were engaging in regenerative opportunities granted by a liberal and modern colonial government.
[...] Yuh think that bein' a Porto Rican lets you off the hook?
In the past the intelligence community objected to the release of 14 Porto Rican terrorists and Clinton just said 'Sorry, but I'm the boss' and pardoned them.
Porto Rican folk-lore: Decimas, Christmas carols, nursery rhymes and other songs.
health officers, finally attracted the attention and support of the Governor, who provided funds to initiate the anemia campaigns "after four years and more incessant clamor for recognition of the true cause of Porto Rican anemia" (19).