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Adelita

Origin

  • german: Of the nobility, noble
  • spanish: Of the nobility, noble; a diminutive form of Adela. During the Mexican Revolution in the early twentieth century, adelitas were "soldaderas" or female soldiers who cooked for and washed up after the armies, cared for their wounded men, and fought bravely in battles alongside the soldiers. A vital force in the war effort, these women are memorialized in the famous Mexican song "La Adelita."

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