Hispanics are originally people from Spanish-speaking countries in Europe (Spain) and Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, etc).

In Spain, the term Hispanic refers to people of that country or those who can claim Spanish ancestry. It also refers to countries that have Spanish-based cultures such as those found in Latin America.

In the United States, the term Hispanic was chiefly made up to group together disparate groups from Latin America that shared common cultural attributes, religion, and language but were not racially the same. In the 1970s and 1980s, on Census-based forms and questionnaires, Hispanic began appearing as a racial category; this oversight caused confusion. Today, Census-based forms have been modified to allow Hispanics to identify if they are black, white, or multi-racial.

Hispanics are chiefly white/mestizo. In countries like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, and Colombia, whites make up the overwhelming majority. Whereas in places like Cuba amd Dominican Republic, blacks comprise the majority. Countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador are dominated by mestizos.

The term Hispanic recently has been rejected in favor of the newer term Latino; sometimes Hispanic and Latino are used interchangeably (although, depending on who one asks and location within the US, term preferences vary).

Hispanics DO NOT include Brazilians or Portuguese as they do not speak Spanish. But Filippinos and African from Equatorial Guinea can be grouped in that category.
1) Hispanics can be of any race, religion, and ethnic origin. For example, people in Chile or Paraguay of German ancestry can be considered Hispanic

2) Peru has a large Japanese population (e.g., Alberto Fujimori). These are considered Hispanics in the United States
by Preston Manning May 16, 2006
A term commonly used by people of Latin American descent living in the United States Of America.This term was created not only by the U.S goverment,but,by Mexicans and Puerto Ricans,since in those times they we're the majority.It was a term created to not only separate themselves has being racially "white",but,to pursue justice.In the late 60's hispanics would be segregated by the anglos,they would be allowed to buy food in restaurants,but we'rent allow to stay and eat in the restaurant.Since Hispanics we're seeing has white,legally,they could'nt claim they we're racially discriminated against;the term Hispanic created many legal opportunities for spanish speaking americans.Hispanics now in days are considered a new "race",wether or not they're a race is up for debate;seeing has the term "race" has so many loose ends,varies from society to society,and has lost it's original scientific context.
A dark skinned man commits a crime,he is booked and taken to the precint.In his paperwork his race is defined has "Hispanic",for the simple fact that he comes from Colombia,and that he is a spanish speaker.
by Latino_Pride April 26, 2005
by Kyle Lover April 29, 2005
people who think they are not beaners but they actually are, they think they are ghetto and are normally name carlos
your mexican
no im hispanic
thats the fucking same thing
by f-ball June 11, 2009
The ethnicity of anyone south of the border. (United States of America's Border)
Sam-"hey man, are you mexican?"

Steve-"i'm hispanic."

Sam-"oh, so your like everything south of the border?"

Steve- "yeah, you could put it that way."
by Sr.42 March 22, 2009
People with the worst Language.
The worst cars.


They are hard workers.
They make a party a blast.
Most of their countries are very nice.
And they make really good food.
I'm Hispanic because my mother has ancestors from Spain. My cousine is also Hispanic because he is Puerto Rican.
by . . . Jose. . . August 02, 2007
Bodega Owner.

Throat cutting machine.
That Esse will cut your throat, he is mad Hispanic
by Pimpin Delicious December 09, 2004
Chicano perjorative for any mainstream Mexican (or other Latin American) in North America. Someone who is pretentious or arrogant.

Often pronounced as if one was clearing one's throat on the first syllable and then spitting on the second. Always written in quotes.

Also: Sell-out, pocho, narc, spy, gusano, gabacho, guero, Norte Americano, lightweight, poser, fool, geek.
¿Cuál está para arriba con Ruy? Él está dando vuelta en un hispanico verdadero. (What's with Ruy? He's turing into a real "Hispanic.")
by Roddio X September 28, 2005

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