Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
I hope everyone is okay down there.
In a town near me, there are a lot of Mexicans from Oaxaca. I never knew how to pronounce it (or their shops, which they call Oaxaquenas) until i asked someone. Wa-Ha-Ca, or in the stores case, Wa-Ha-Cane-Ya. Not very relevant, I know, but it is an awkward looking word for me and for that reason interesting.
/Cool story bro
Oaxaqueñas translates as "from Oaxaca" (f)(p). In this case its just a shorting of tienda (store) oaxaqueña.
A lady from oaxaca would also be a oaxaqueña. (señora oaxaqueña)
wa-ha-KEN-ya is a more appropriate pronunciation, IMO.