Meaning of Raza in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrasə/


  • With singular or plural agreement. The Mexican-American people; Mexican-Americans as a racial group, especially as characterized by a strong sense of racial and cultural identity. Frequently attributive and in "La Raza".

    Occasionally used by and of other Latin American peoples, or Latin Americans collectively.


1920s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times. From Mexican Spanish raza, specific use of Spanish raza.