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what does sanmacorisano mean?

this word is in the brief and wondrous life of oscar wao, by junot diaz.

2 Answers

  • Pablo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Sanmacorisano" is either a person from "San Pedro de Macorís" or "San Francisco de Macorís", both provinces (political divisions) of the Dominican Republic. However, in the Dominican Republic the right terms people use are:

    1. "Macorisano" >> Someone from "San Francisco de Macorís".

    2. "Petromacorisano" >> Someone from "San Pedro de Macorís".

    Based on the context of the book it's possible that the author (Junot Díaz) meant "petromacorisano".

    Source(s): Native Spanish speaker; Dominican
  • Pink08
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    All I could find is the above. I couldn't get a definition of the word.

    I think from reading the sentence it must mean the "oldest person"

    “For what Kennedy’s intelligence experts failed to tell him was what every single Dominican, from the richest jabao in Mao to the poorest guey in El Buey, from the oldest anciano sanmacorisano to the littlest carajito in San Francisco, knew: that whoever killed Trujillo, their family would suffer a ***ú so dreadful it would make the one that attached itself to the Admiral jojote in comparison.”

    Maybe somebody else can figure it out. Good luck.

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