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In it's early days, Texas was known in Spanish as "Tejas". There were several spellings of Her native sons in English as Texensians, Texanians... and finally Texans. In Spanish, I can't recall if early residents were referred to as "Tejasians" or "Tejanians". Can anyone help with this'

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updated ENE 15, 2008
posted by Truela

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James Michener, in his book, Texas, used the word Texian, word also used in movie the Alamo. Early Texans were Tejanos, in Spanish. Mexicans were Mejicanos, americans, americanos. the "ians" suffix, not sure it is Spanish.

updated ENE 15, 2008
posted by Millie
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