Antigua In Black and White — I am 100% Chapin

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Street Portraits of Strangers — I'm 100% Chapin, he declared as I made his portrait

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Chapín nickname for Guatemalan.

That’s right, chapin is the nickname used by Guatemalans and others that you can use interchangeably with guatemalteco. Guatemalan use the nickname chapin with pride. I believe Guatemalans are the only people in Central America that use their nickname with pride, but I could be wrong; what are your thoughts?

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