8 definition by Robert Koehler

A person having origins in one of the following countries:

• Argentina
• Bolivia
• Chile
• Colombia
• Costa Rica
• Cuba
• Dominican Republic
• Ecuador
• El Salvador
• Equatorial Guinea
• Congo
• Guatemala
• Honduras
• Mexico
• Nicaragua
• Panama
• Paraguay
• Peru
• Spain
• Uruguay
• Venezuela

A person from Puerto Rico is also Hispanic. This term is not to be confused with "Latino", which refers specifically to someone from Latin America, excluding Spain and African countries.
I am from Spain, so I am "Hispanic" but not "Latino".
by Robert Koehler February 10, 2006

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