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Journal: Ethnic Studies Review
Ethnic Studies Review (2009) 32 (2): 24–51.
Published: 01 January 2009
... its introduction to the U.S. by many decades. With roots in a Romany-based germanio of the 16th century, from the speech of immigrant gypsies evolved a new Spanish-based argot, the result of language shift from Romany to Spanish over centuries. By the 19th century, caló referred to a Spanish-based...