via Spanish from Tagalog abaká
from Spanish abulón, from Ohlone
from spanish "good bye"
via French and Spanish from Arabic al-idada, "the revolving radius"
from el lagarto, "the lizard"
from Spanish, from Aymara allpaka
from Old French alutel, via Spanish from Arabic al-utal, "the sublimation vessel"
from Spanish and/or Portuguese amigo, "friend"
from the village of Montilla, Province of Córdoba, Spain
from Mexican Spanish (chile) ancho, "wide (chili)"
from Spanish anchoa or more probably Portuguese anchova
from American Spanish
from Mexican Spanish
from the Spanish navy, La armada española
from armadillo, "little armored one"
from arroyo, "stream"
alteration of Spanish aguacate, from Nahuatl ahuacatl
from Spanish or Portuguese banana, probably from a Wolof word - Arabic "ba' nana" fingers
from Spanish bandolera, ="band (for a weapon or other) that crosses from one shoulder to the opposite hip" and bandolero, ="he who wears a bandolier"
from the Chibcha word barbacoa
from Spanish barranca or barranco, ="ravine"
from Spanish barrio, "neighborhood", from Arabic barri
from Spanish barrio, "neighborhood", from Arabic barri
from bastonada, from Spanish bastón, cane
from Spanish and/or Portuguese bodega, ="cellar"
from Spanish bolas, =balls
from Spanish bolero
from Spanish bonito, ="beautiful"
from Spanish bobo ="silly"
from brisa or from Frisian briesen - to blow (wind)
- bronco or broncho
from vaquero, ="cowboy"
from burrito, = a dish originally from Northern Mexico, literally "little donkey"
from burro, ="donkey"
from Spanish caballero="knight/gentleman", from caballo, ="horse"
from Spanish cabaña or Portuguese cabana
from Spanish, from Taino, a chief
from cafetería, "coffee store"
from Louisiana French calabouse, from Spanish calabozo
- caldera (used in geology)
from Spanish caldera, "=cauldron"
place name first seen in print in 1510 Spanish novel "Las Sergas de Esplandían" by García Ordóñez de Montalvo
from camarilla ="small room"
from camino a path or road, from caminar to walk
from Spanish caníbal, alteration of caríbal, from Caribe
from Spanish canoa, from Haitian canaoua
from Spanish from Visayan language, from Malay language.
from Spanish ; expression of dread, displeasure, or disapproval, euphemism for carajo ="penis"
from carbonada, from carbón ="coal"
from cargo, carga ="load"
from Spanish Caribe, from name of Carib Indians of the region.
from cazabe, from Taino caçábi
from cedilla, archaic spelling zedilla (little z)
from Spanish, chaparro = small evergreen oak, from Basque "txapar"
from Mexican Spanish chaparreras, leg protectors for riding through chaparral
from Spanish, from Nahuatl chayotl
from Spanish chicha, from Panama native American language chichab, ="maize"
from chicle, from Nahuatl tzictli
from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli
from Spanish, smoked jalapeño, from Nahuatl chilpoctli
from Spanish chocolate, from Nahuatl xocolatl
from Spanish cigarro, from Mayan sicar, sic (="tobacco")
from French cigarette, diminutive of French cigare, from Spanish cigarro
from Spanish cilantro', "coriander"
from Spanish, coca, from Quechua kúka
from Spanish cucaracha
- cocoa or cacao
from Spanish cacao, from Nahuatl cacáhuatl
from Spanish cojones, to denote courage
from Spanish colorado, red or colored
from French camarade, from Spanish camarada
from Spanish, from Quechua cuntur
from conquistador, from conquista="conquest"
from coquina, dim. form of "concha" = seashell; a sedimentary rock of NE Florida
from Spanish coyote, from Nahuatl coyotl
from French créole, from Spanish criollo, from Portuguese crioulo, raised in the house
from Old Spanish cremesín, from Arabic qirmizI, from qirmiz kermes
blend of Middle French croisade & Spanish cruzada; both ultimately from Latin cruc-, crux cross
from Spanish cumbia, a popular dance (for couples) originating in Colombia, Panama and Argentina
from Daiquiri, a port city in eastern Cuba
from Spanish dengue, from Swahili dinga, = "seizure"
from Spanish desesperado, desperate
- El Dorado
from El Dorado, literally, "the golden one"
- El Niño
from El Niño de la Navidad, literally, "the Christmas child" due to the warming of Pacific waters seemed to warm around Christmas
from embarcadero a boat dock
from Spanish embargar ="to bar"
from La Florida, the flowery or plant-filled place
from spanish "small war"
from Old Spanish facienda
from Spanish jaquima
from Spanish "hombre" same as man and he-man: macho or very strong, tough, and masculine man.
from Spanish juzgado, courthouse, from juzgar, to judge
from Spanish huracán, from Taino hurákan; akin to Arawak kulakani, thunder
from Spanish inca, from Quechua
from Spanish iguana from Arawak
from Spanish piedra de ijada
from Spanish jaguar from Guaraní yaguar
from Spanish, a type of spicy chilli named after Jalapa de Enríquez, a town in Mexico, and the capital of the state of Veracruz
from Spanish charqui, from Quechua ch'arki, ="dried flesh"
- junta or junto
from Spanish junta, a group of leaders, usually military officers in a coup d'état. As an adjective it means "together".
from Spanish cayo, from Taino (this is English 'key'/'cay'/'quay' as in an island, reef or a linked series of them, not the 'key' with which you lock/unlock)
from la reata, = the strap, rein, or rope
from Spanish lazo
from loco, =mad, crazy
from the diminutive for Lola, short for Dolores
from mesa, table. The corresponding Spanish word to a flat top mountain is meseta
from Spanish mezcal, from Nahuatl mexcalli
from Mexican Spanish mezquite, from Nahuatl mizquitl
dim. formed from "mojado" = dipped, or wet, probably referring to the mint in the drink
from Spanish, from Nahuatl molli (="sauce")
from montaña, a mountain
from mosquito, literally "little fly"
from Spanish or Portuguese mulato
from mestengo or mesteño, ="without known master or owner" (archaic)
from Nacho, a nickname for the given name Ignacio, inventor of the snack
from "Nada", introduced by E. Hemingway, slang, ="nothing".
from Spanish or Portuguese negro, ="black"
from Nevada literally "snowy"
an interjection, an expression of approval or triumph, similar to the Italian bravo, used by spectators of bull fights or football (soccer) matches
from Spanish paella, from Catalan paella (saucepan)
from palmito, diminutive form of the word for palm.
from Spanish, from Quechua pampa, =plain
from japaya, akin to Arawak papáia
from patio, inner courtyard, ="an open paved area adjacent to a home"
from pecadillo, ="small sin"
from Spanish pecarí, from Guaraní
from Spanish peón (="laborer")
from Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl (="caterpillar")
from Latin ="islands of king Philip II of Spain", in Spanish Filipinas
- pimento or pimiento
- piña colada
from Spanish piña = pineapple and colada = enamored with, crazy about
from the combination of Spanish words Piramide = "pyramid" and Agua = "water"
- placer mining
from placer, ="sand bank"
from platina, ="little silver" (now "Platino")
from plaza',' ="public square, spot or place"
from poncho, from Araucanian
from European Spanish patata, itself from batata, = "sweet potato", from Taino and papa, "potato" from Quechua
from spanish "immediately"
from pronunciamiento proclamation, ="military coup d'état", usually establishing a military dictatorship (often a junta)
from Spanish, from Quechua
from puna, from Quechua
from Spanish, from Quechua qishwa, valley of temperate weather
from quesadilla, diminutive of "queso" = cheese.
from Spanish, from Nahuatl "quetzalli": a group of colourful birds of the trogon family found in tropical regions of the Americas. It also may refer to Guatemalan quetzal, the currency of Guatemala.
from Spanish quinua, from Quechua kinua
from Spanish cuarta = a short horseman's whip, from "one fourth" (of a vara)
from rancho, a hut
from reconquista ="reconquest"
from Mexican Spanish remudar, to exchange (horses)
from Spanish róbalo, a tropical marine game and fish food
from Spanish roble= a California oak tree
from rodeo and verb rodear (to go around)
from saguaro, from Piman
from salsa, ="sauce"
from French sarabande in turn from Spanish zarabanda
from sabana, from Taino zabana
from Spanish or Portuguese sabe, "knows"
perhaps from Mexican Spanish jacal, from Nahuatl xacalli
from Old Spanish Xerés [?e'?es], modern Spanish Jerez [xe'?e?]
from sierra, a saw
from siesta, ="nap", maybe lusism, from Latin Sexta [hora]
from sombrero (literally, shade maker), ="hat"
from a French derivation of the Spanish estocada
from Spanish tamales, pl. of tamal, from Nahuatl tamalli, dumpling made from corn flour
from Spanish tango, from Latin tango ="I touch"
- ten-gallon hat
from Spanish tan galán = how gallant (looking); alternate theory is the gallon of Texas English here is a misunderstanding of galón = braid
from Spanish tabaco
from Spanish tomatillo, ="small tomate" (see Physalis philadelphica)
from Spanish tomate, from Nahuatl xitomatl
from torero, from toro ="bull"
from Spanish tornado
from tortilla, "little torta" = cake. Currently means "omelet" in Spain; in Spanish America = small cake of either corn meal or wheat flour
from Spanish atún, from Arabic tun, from Latin thunnus, from Greek ??????, thynnos (=tuna fish)
from turista ="tourist"
from vamos, meaning "let's go"
from Spanish vainilla, from vaina,="pod"
from Spanish, from Quechua wikunna
from Spanish vigilante, meaning watchman
shortened from Spanish caballerango, a groom neigh
from Portuguese/Spanish zorro, a fox, originally "smart"
- List of Spanish words of Indigenous American Indian origin