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Definition of Ñeri

Ñeri is a word commonly used in Argentina within the villero context (Argentine lower class people); which has as meaning, companion, partner, friend. This word has become popular thanks to the Argentine rapper Trueno , who composed the song ñeri from the album Atrevido of the year 2.020.

The word was born from the Italianization of the word companion, by Italian migrants to the southern region of Latin America at the beginning of the 20th century.

Ñeri in the village area

The villas in Argentina are urban settlements that arise informally and are characterized by the great spread of homes or homes lacking adequate living conditions, these arose from the economic crisis of the 1930s.

The word Ñeri , in this area is usually used as a friend, acquaintance or person whose name you do not know.

Ñeri and its popularization

Mateo Palacios Corazzaina , Argentine rapper winner of the FMS tournaments and the edition of the battle of the red bull roosters. In July 2.020 he publishes his daring album, which contains the single Ñeri .

With his title “Ñeri”, Mateo has achieved more than 3.5 million views in just 3 days since his video was posted on YouTube. Thanks to the fame that Trueno (Mateo Palacios Corazzaina) and his single by ñeri have been bringing with him , the word has been spreading and making itself known in the different environments of Argentine society.