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Roleplaying a Norteño

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Kev
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Roleplaying a Norteño

 

Some background info on how Norteños were formed:

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The Nuestra Familia was originally formed in the 1960's, to help the Northern Hispanics or Nortenos gain respect and defend themselves in prison. They needed to do this because the Southern Hispanics or Surenos would mistreat the Northerners because the Surenos "who mainly came from Large Cities" felt the Northerners "who were hard working farmers" were not on the same social status as the Surenos who had their own organization called the Mexican Mafia. One day a southerner stole a shoe from a norteno and this launched the shoe war and ever since Northenern and Southern Hispanics have been at war.

The turf line between Nortenos and Surenos was Bakerfield, but today the turf line has become a lot less clear as there is now Sureno sets in areas above the border aswell as a few Norteno sets below the set border.

 

Norteño roleplay is easy, actually easier and lighter than Sureño roleplay. It's just like roleplaying a Sureño, but without the Sureño slangs. There is also a misconception that Norteños use eñe as slang, it's a really outdated one and is used VERY RARELY.

 

The average Norteno character is very different than a sureno character, they may use similar names but their views and beliefs are almost entirely different. Something you should understand right off the bat is that Nortenos are not racist unlike Surenos. Nortenos are very loving towards other races especially Blacks, a Norteno would never be using racial slurs against minorities, as they are minorities themselves. In prison Nortenos are often called race traitors by Skinheads and Surenos because of their non-racist views towards other races. No, this does not mean Nortenos race mix in prison, in prison Nortenos still follow racial codes and do not race mix. Nortenos do not use much hispanic slang, Nortenos hardly ever say holmes, vato, me, hermano, jura, el, la and various other Hispanic slang. Hispanic Slang you'll hear them use is fool, homeboy, looney, and dog, Nortenos default to more english hispanic slang words rather than Spanish. Nortenos do however use Hispanic slang in prison. One of the most important aspects to roleplaying a Norteno is understanding that they talk more urban Ghetto than Hispanic, this means a Norteno will defualt to black slang instead of Hispanic slang. A Norteno should sound like this: "Nah homie I ain' doing dat shi' foo'."

 

 

 

This video should give you some understanding as to why Nortenos are racially open, see how they will  never refer to a Black person as a "N**ger", "Mayate", or "Tinto" as long as he is friendly.

 

Basic Hispanic Slang:

 

 

Conversations:

 

Que onda? - What's up?

Como estas - How are you?

Hasta manana - See you tomorrow

Nos vemos - We'll see each other soon

Vaya pues - Okay then 

 

Exactly Referring to an individual:

 

Vato - Dude/Guy/Man

Chavala - Little girl

Chavalo - Young boy

Por Vida'- Forever

Hyna - A girl or a girlfriend

Chota - Police

Homes - Homeboy

Carnal - Brother, close friend, homeboy

Manoso - Crook or Thief

Chele - White person  

Tinto - Derogatory reffering to an African-American

 

Referring to Places or owned Properties:

 

Varrio/Barrio - Neighborhood or hood

Canton - Home, House or an Apartment 

Carrucha/Carro - Car/Your ride

Ranfla - A car, generally a low-rider  

 

Referring to Drugs, Alcohol and etc..:

 

Perico - Cocaine

Pendido - High on substances

Tecato - Heroin addict

Grifa/Mota - Marijuana

Grifo - Marijuana addict

Carrujo - A joint

Chela - Beer

Enbola - Drunk

Feria - Money

Filero - Knife

Fusca - Gun

Cacaso - Bad quality  

 

Referring to insults:

 

Puto - Faggot, Gay individual

Swata - Idiot

Leva - Coward

Ojete - Asshole

Panocha - Pussy

Panzon - Fat man

Pendejo - Dickhead

Gringo - Insulting term for a white person

Bronca - Conflict with someone else

Tunco - Pig

 

 

 

Credit to SkinheadLifer for some of the information used.

Edited by Kev
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Templar

ENE

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glockboi

awesome guide

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Extendo

good job

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Ermetano

Nice guide lad.

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Carmine

very helpful, thanks

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certified_ethug

thanks NIGGA.

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es.tv14^

w0t

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JackTheRipper

Dope, definitely gonna use this

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Kev

Thanks for the nice feedback, the thread is updated with Basic Hispanic Slang. Enjoy the read.

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Singh

Not the best one but at least you tried. Thumbs up for that.

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Bluman
On 09/04/2018 at 6:11 PM, Singh said:

Not the best one but at least you tried. Thumbs up for that.

Well, I definitely learned something reading this.

 

OT: Are Nortenos primarily in San Fierro then as opposed to Surenos which are in Los Santos?
Also, I'm guessing Surenos originated actually in Mexico, did Nortenos originate in the northern region of Mexico or were they already living north of the border?

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vaudevillian
5 minutes ago, Bluman said:

Well, I definitely learned something reading this.

 

OT: Are Nortenos primarily in San Fierro then as opposed to Surenos which are in Los Santos?
Also, I'm guessing Surenos originated actually in Mexico, did Nortenos originate in the northern region of Mexico or were they already living north of the border?

 

No no no no

 

Surenos are from Sotuhern Califronia and Nortenos from Northern Cali

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Bluman
1 hour ago, vaudevillian said:

 

No no no no

 

Surenos are from Sotuhern Califronia and Nortenos from Northern Cali

I got caught off guard and literally spent an hour searching up on all this. Thanks, I never really knew about Hispanic gang culture until today.

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