Sanduga, does anyone know the meaning of this''?
I was listening to a song by the artist Lila Downs, and she has a song called Sanduga. I don't know what it means and I looked it up online, I think it might be Oaxacan slang for something, but i would really like to know the meaning so that the song makes some sense to me when i listen to it. If anyone can help me, that would be great! Thanks.
La correcta traducción de la palabra sandunga, de su lengua madre zapoteca, significa mujer alegre, salerosa y bailadora; en fin, es así como los hombres definen a las mujeres de esta región tropical, que bailan con donaire esta canción, la cual enchina la piel cuando la escuchamos fuera de nuestra tierra y hasta llora.
Sandunga.- feminine, charm | wit | party | typical Mexican dance with a beautiful hand embroidered dress. This is the definition , used in Mexico especially in El Istmo de Tehuantepec region. I hope this could help you.
After I posted my comment I saw your reply to Mickey. I'm glad to find some one who is willing to share their knowledge. Very insightful & well written.
The closest I could get in my little reference library was 'sanducero' , an adjective retaining to the city& district of Payasandu' Uruguay. It is possible sanduga is a variation of the adj. that is used primarily in Uruguay. Hope this helps, Jerry
I think that Sandunga is a slang word, I am not sure what spanish country uses it. It may well mean something like "azucar" the word that Celiz Cruz used to say in her songs.
I believe it's a name.