Tag Archives: latinos in nyc

Spanglish in New York City

It is familiar that New York City is home to a large population of Latinos, but what is less known is the origin of this particular way of talking. Spanglish in New York City has roots in the Caribbean. Many slaves came from Africa and spoke Spanish and English to communicate with their masters. What Is Spanglish? Spanglish is a specialized communication method that’s used to blend English and Spanish. Despite its wide usage in Latin America, it never gained traction among native speakers of either language because the use of Spanglish has been seen as taboo. Though many see…

Read more