boricua and ole why is these word are important?

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why puero rican people call themselves boricua? and what does the word ole mean'

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updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by serena-metzler

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i am not puert rican but i do respect all people and culture, i want know what it mean that all.

James Santiago said:

From the Wiki Oracleraspberryuerto Ricans often proudly identify themselves as Boricua, loosely based on Boriqueño (archaic), both words originating from the Taíno word Boriken (also known as Boriquén, Borinquen, or Borinquén), to illustrate their recognition of the island's original Taíno heritage. The word Boriken, which translates to "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord", was used by the original Taíno Indian population to refer to the island of Puerto Rico before the arrival of the Spanish. The use of the word Boricua has been popularized in the island and abroad by descendents of Puerto Rico heritage, commonly using the phrase, "Yo soy Boricua" ("I am Boricua", or "I am Puerto Rican") to identify themselves as Puerto Ricans. Another variation which is also widely used is Borincano which translated means "from Borinquen."The word olé! means bravo!By the way, Serena, I see that you are from NY, and that you list your interests as writing and reading. I therefore am puzzled that you would write something like "why is these word are important'" No offense, but...

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updated DIC 31, 2008
posted by serena-metzler
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From the Wiki Oracle:

Puerto Ricans often proudly identify themselves as Boricua, loosely based on Boriqueño (archaic), both words originating from the Taíno word Boriken (also known as Boriquén, Borinquen, or Borinquén), to illustrate their recognition of the island's original Taíno heritage. The word Boriken, which translates to "the great land of the valiant and noble Lord", was used by the original Taíno Indian population to refer to the island of Puerto Rico before the arrival of the Spanish. The use of the word Boricua has been popularized in the island and abroad by descendents of Puerto Rico heritage, commonly using the phrase, "Yo soy Boricua" ("I am Boricua", or "I am Puerto Rican") to identify themselves as Puerto Ricans. Another variation which is also widely used is Borincano which translated means "from Borinquen."

The word olé! means bravo!

By the way, Serena, I see that you are from NY, and that you list your interests as writing and reading. I therefore am puzzled that you would write something like "why is these word are important'" No offense, but...

updated DIC 30, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Before Chrstobal Colon arrived to Puerto Rico the originals called themselves Boricuas.

Ole is an expression used to encourage someone. As far as I am concern it is only used in bull fights events. It also could be a dance from Spain. from the Pequeño Laurosse ilustrado 1984 edition

updated DIC 30, 2008
posted by 00769608