Panama 101: A Short Primer On Spanglish In The Gateway Of The Americas
Every couple of weeks on my way to the capital from our temporary home on the Azuero Peninsula, I pass through a district named Arraijan that always makes me pause. It’s just west of Panama City, on the other side of the canal, and the third most populous district in the country. The massive Panama Pacifico development is there, as are dozens of other smaller municipalities and hamlets.
What gives me pause is the name. Arraijan. Never have I heard that word in Spanish