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The Mixteco Presence in Tijuana

Since 1960, many Mixtecos have migrated more than 3,000 kilometers (2,000 miles) from their home villages in the state of Oaxaca to Tijuana, settling there and using their community as a way station for further migrations south to San Quintin or north to California. In Tijuana a Mixteco community of more than 5,000 members call one another paisano (fellow countryman), mixteco, or oaxaqueno (Oaxaca), while others call them inditos (little Indian), oaxacas, marias (term for Indian migrant street vendors), or surenos (southerner).

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