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    by ephobius Updated Mar 18, 2004

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    If Mexican is the noun for the people from the Republic of Mexico, what do you call a person from the City of Mexico (Distrito Federal)??!!

    They are usually called capitalino (person from the capital). But there is another word, somewhat despective, for them: chilango. Origin of this word is uncertain. Some go farther and call Mexico City as Chilangolandia (Chilangoland), the land of the chilangos.

    Now, to get it complicated, what do you call a person from the State of Mexico??!! The answer is on my State of Mexico page, local custom tips. :-))

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