A girl of Hispanic origin, usually between the ages of 12 and 19, but sometimes as young as 8. Primarily found in Miami (most famously, in Hialeah), the chonga is known for her cheap form of dress, a combination of the so-called gangsta
look and that of a prostitute, but can vary between the two. She wears ridiculously large hoop earrings the size of bracelets, which are usually gold and have their name written in them, and diamond studs high up on her ears. They may also wear thick, gold bangle bracelets in stacks on their arms. Chongas wear their hair pasted down with gel in the front, usualy parted straight down the center, in a zig-zag line, to the side, or half to the side and half down the center, seperated by a thin hairband, colored to match their shirt, or in a ponytail or half-up ponytail slicked back with tubs of grease.They may wear lipliner and eyeliner, and can be seen applying lipgloss from thick, greasy tubes, however, are not to be confused with cholas
. Depending on how ghetto
she thinks she is, she may wear oversized men's t-shirts with tight, usually white Brazilian pants, with a colored thong worn underneath that shows through (on purpose). The chonga's shoe of choice is usually either the traditional black Reeboks, white Nike Air Force Ones, completely black Converse high tops, velvet black ankle boots, or the most popular, Chinese beaded slippers in the same matching color ad their top, and worn with ankle socks. If she is from the Miami area, the chonga may be seen sporting a hat or shirt bearing the number 305, the Miami area code, in which they take much pride.Chongas tend to listen to Reggaeton
,Rap, & R&B, and the radio stations that play these genres of music, frequently calling in to make "shout-outs" to their "baby daddy", etc.
Chongas have a very distinct form of speech, a cross between poorly imitated black slang and a thick Spanish accent, which emphasizes on the vowels. Some chongas even speak entirely in Spanglish. Here are some sample sentences, and how they would be pronounced in Chonga:
Hey, you know that kid in first period, oh my God, damn he’s fine!
Eyy yu no daa kih in fahrs pihreeuh OMAIIGA daaaaaaaaaaaaam he faaeeen!
Hey,are you going to Marisleysise’s quince on Friday?
-Eyy yu go-eentu Maariisleyseesiz quinceson Fraidei?
Oh hell no bitch, I’m going to beat your ass, watch! Oh my God!
-O HELLNAA bish Ima beesho azz, waash! OMAIIGAA!
The Chonga also has a distinct form of writing as well, whether it be on bathroom stalls or their Myspace pages. A typical chonga-vandalized school bathroom stall (or wall, or classroom desk, or school bus seat, or most any other form of public property) would consist of poorly imitated graffiti in permanent marker or whiteout, usually insulting a rival chonga, warning fellow chongas to “Bak da Fuk Off”, “claiming” a fantasy crush, (Nelly, Bow Wow, Chris Brown, Ludacris, Chingy Lil Wayne,and Daddy Yankee,etc. are popular ones)referring to themselves as the rapper’s “wifey” or “baby girl” or “fine Rican mami”), or simply tagging, using nicknames such as “Baby Girl” or “Brownie” or “Tweety” or “Rican Mami”. However, being the unique individuals they are, they tend to write F’s backwards, I’s (ii) double, S’s accompanied by a Z (Sz), and when typing, lowercase q’s substituted for g’s (BaBii qiiRl) or 3’s for e’s (N3LLySzi RiiCaN PRiiNC3Sz). Examples of this (written either on public property or online) would be:
N3LLySz LiiL WiiF3y –N-MiiSz Tw33Ty --> Yall hATaSz BaKK oFF
MaRiiSzLeySziiSz LUffSz ChRiiSz BrOWn
LuDaSz BaBii qURl
Tw33Ty N SzNiicK3rSz
The chonga may also have a special nickname for her real-life boyfriend, a chongo
, who may go by the name of Mauricio or Junior or Angel or Juan, but whom she affectionately calls Cio or Coco or Snickers or Scooby.
Chongas may be found riding Metro buses, the chonga vehicle of choice, in groups of 4 to up to 15 of their kind, if her cousin Kenneth is not available to give her a ride to the “flea” (explained later) on the handlebars of his stolen tricycle. Chongas can be seen at the flea market, Dolphin Mall, roaming the streets of Hialeah, around basketball courts, public parks, or in their cousin Junior’s bedroom.
Jessica: Damn did you see that new chonga Yaneisis with the Chris Brown shirt in P.E.?
Jose:Yeah she's fiiiine!
Jessica:She's such a ho!