Is Borinquen the same as Borinquena?
Is Borinquen the same as Borinquena? Why is it capitalized? I am reading a story by a Puerto Rican author.
"El Borinquen partió aquella misma tarde, alejándose como una pequeña ciudad de luces blancas por la boca del Morro.
Marianne's answer is a very close shot (and informative), but in reference to as the author is using the word...it is describing a person from that island. Usually they're called "Boricua", but maybe this is a more masculine description being used.
I found this:
Puerto Ricans often call their island Borinquen.
Borinqueña appears to be the national anthem of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.