Do New Mexicans speak an “ancient” form of Spanish?

It is often said that the Spanish spoken in Northern New Mexico is actually an “ancient” and “archaic” form of Spanish no longer spoken in Spain. But is this really true? No. Of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. In fact, the truth is FAR more fascinating! Perhaps the most pervasive myth among New Mexican Spanish … More Do New Mexicans speak an “ancient” form of Spanish?

Our Legacy

Perhaps the most pervasive myth among New Mexican Spanish speakers is the notion that New Mexican Spanish is an “archaic” and “pure” form of Spanish. This idea comes from the misconception that New Mexico existed in a continuous state of isolation, separated from the rest of New Spain and the later Mexican Republic by hundreds … More Our Legacy

Barrio Analco

Tlaxcalans of Barrio de Analco have been largely forgotten.  “Analco” was a Nahuatl word, meaning “on the other side of the river.” The barrio sat on the south side of the Rio de Santa Fe, while the north side was occupied by the Spanish settlers and contained the Plaza and Governors Palace.