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Flamenco dancer with traditional dress
Flamenco (Spanish pronunciation:
The exact origin of flamenco is unknown and the subject of many hypotheses. The most widespread is that flamenco was developed through the cross-cultural interchange between
On November 16, 2010,
There are many suggestions for the origin of the word flamenco as a musical term, but no solid evidence for any of them. The word is Spanish for "Flemish" (meaning "native of
One theory, proposed by Andalusian historian
Another theory is that the Spanish word flamenco is a derivative of the Spanish word, meaning "