chosen subcultural identity of some Mexican Americans in the United States

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. JSTOR 455470.
  2. "Mexican Americans Who Made A Difference | American Experience | PBS". Retrieved 2020-11-12.