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What is the true connotation of the word "Moyo"'...Is this word considerd offensive racially to African Americans.'

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updated ENE 6, 2011
posted by waine

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yep, im glad i found this out. i have been searching for the definition of this word for a very long time, for like 2 years or so. a friend or so called friend of mine who was from El Salvador called me this and i was wondering what it meant. I never knew how to spell so i had to sound it out the best way i could and it took me 2 years to figure out that it was Moyo. A real friend of mine who is from mexico told me that it meant something that was black, and that it could be anything black, not just people.

updated ENE 6, 2011
posted by dtlj17
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I overheard two puerto rican naitives use the word moyo and I asked what it ment and I was told it refers to African American. I.E. " Ese moyo habla Espanol bastante bien"

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by waine
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I gather that this is Mexican slang for ni''er. It apparently came from prison slang, and may have originated in a common surname in Africa.

You may safely conclude that it would not be considered flattering.

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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moyo - the Swahili word for soul...

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by 0074b507
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Do you have any more context? Where did you hear it?

I looked it up in the dictionary and the one provided by the RAE, and just get that it is a liquid measure used for wine. Of course, that doesn't exclude other possibilities . . .

updated OCT 24, 2008
posted by Natasha
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