A very diverse, culturally rich, revolutionary and resilient people. People who live on the largest and most beautiful island in the Caribean sea. Once settled by Caribs, Tainos, and Ciboney Amerindian tribes before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1400's. The Spanish, with inter-marriage, diseases and warfare killed off most of the native population and brought African captives to farm the fertile land on the island. Cuba is the birth place of the Conga; brought by Africans, the Cigar; first made by the Ciboney Indianof Cuba, and Cuba Son; which was popularized in the 1950's after the Cuban revolution in New York, and later adopted as the music of Caribean neighbor Puerto Rico who now claims the music as their own, called "salsa".
Cuba is the only communist country in the western hemisphere, and has suffered an embargo by the Unites States since it's 1950's treaty with the then Soviet Union. Despite the embargo China and Venezuela manage to find ways of shipping medical supplies to the island although most medical technologies (machines to battle cancer, ect.) are prohibited from being exported there. Cubans have been ruled by the longest serving dictator of the modern age. During the Spanish-American War, Cuban, Philippine and American rebels fought the Spanish for independence. Puerto Rico was seized by the U.S., the Philippines and Cuba continued to fight the American Empire for independence and are independently governed countries today.
Speaker 1: I had no idea Cubans actually created what is called "Salsa". I thought Puerto Ricans made that!

Speaker 2: Well, they have been making it ever since Cuba has been a victim of genocide by the Americans.

Speaker 1: Wow, you sound pretty revolutionary!

Speaker 2: Most of my people are.
by A free Cuba January 26, 2010
One who hails from Cuba or of close descent.
I'm from Cuba so that makes me Cuban.
by DC November 16, 2005
A cuban is great way to get a great party going. Refers to a cuban cigar, hand made, and illegal in the United States. People get really impressed when you pull a couple out and light em up.
A tool: Yo, i got some cubans!
Everyone Else: YO, sweet, lets hit em!
by boardbro January 25, 2005
A person from Cuba who is stereotyped ALOT. most of them are 'chusmas', but some are actually classy, wealthy people.

We talk loud and sometimes are annoying, but people love us anyways. we love our family and always have food to offer.

Their abuelitas always feed them, even if they are 1000 pounds.

Cubans are white, black, mulato, and chinese.
Cubans ALWAYS have the best food (croquettas, picadillo, carne con papa, abondigas, etc.) and their bread is the SHITT.

Most Cuban men/guys are cocky and arrogant, and even being a Cuban, i admit it. The old men usually talk loud and say "OYE" with a nasaly voice.

About 90% of miami is made up of cubans, but not all came from little banana boats. (my family came on a plane)
Alot of cubans own farmacias, and live in Hialeah.
Cuban: Oye eat some picadillo!
Person: STOP YELLING !
Cuban: I'm not this is my whisper!

Person: oh well i'm not hungry
Cuban: ok i'll feed you anyways.
by PinoyCubana November 17, 2011
A person that can whip your ass in dominoes. Is family oriented. Cooks better than everyone else. Drinks Mojitos. Smokes Cigars. Drinks the strongest coffe known to man. Plays and watches baseball. And dreams of the day the homeland can be revisited. VIVA CUBA LIBRE CARAJO!
Mira el tipo este. De verdad que esta enpingao. Tiene que ser cubano
by CosasCuba.com February 27, 2006
The best thing to be. The coolest and most talented people in the world. And they come in all races.
Andy Garcia, Celia Cruz, Fat Joe, Gloria Estafan, etc.
by cUbAn_StEvE April 09, 2005
What 90% of people who live in Miami, Florida are.
Person in Miami #1: What nationality are you?
Person in Miami #2: I'm Cuban.
Person in Miami #1: Me too.
by SomeBadJoke September 10, 2006
If something is cuban, it is completely cool. The Australian TV show "Home and Away" attempted to inject it into Australian slang.
Dave: My V8 is lowered, red, and very fast.
Sally: That is totally cuban. When do I get a spin?
by serhorse June 28, 2006

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