what is the history to the Mexican slang term “Hina” for ?

listen to Sublime’s song “Santoria”…i know it means girlfriend…but where did it come from?

3 Answers

  • It’s actually: Jaina (also spelled “hayna”, “heina”, and “hina”) meaning, woman; honey; girlfriend.

    It’s part of the Chicano slang language known as “Calo” or “Kalo”.

    Hope this helps!


  • I find the term fetus disgusting and a medical attempt to dsensitize and alienate what the “fetus” ACTUALLY is; I thought that was the whole point, if you don’t call it a baby it’s easier to kill it, like a bug.

  • It is actually spelled “Heina” (just in case you do a google search for it :-).

    It is when a male is referring to his girlfriend. Term of endearment. My woman, queen, highness, above all other women. Slang for fine *****, main *****. As to origins, it came most likely from the Portuguese “reina,” (HIGH-na), meaning “born in the country.” In Spanish, “reina” (RAY-na), means “queen.” The origin of the use of “heina” to mean “girlfriend” is most likely the Caribbean or South America (especially Brazil), where both Portuguese and Spanish influences exist.

    Hope that helps! 🙂

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