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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".
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A person originating from a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country, or someone with Spanish or Portuguese ancestry, particularly a from Latin America and living in the US. The word is derived from the Latin 'Hispanicus' from Hispania meaning the Iberian Peninsula (now Portugal and Spain)
Note that this is an ethnicity, not a race.
"What should I put down for your race? Are you White, Black, Asian or Hispanic?"
- "I'm all of them!"
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The craziest race of people you will ever meet no lie
Im dominican so that means Im hispanic
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People with the worst Language.
The worst cars.

BUT

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.
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(from Latin: 'Hispanicus', from 'Hispania' -that means Spain-)
noun: As you can see, this word was not made up by the US government, but it has Latin -as in the language romans used- roots.
Hispanic reffers to everything that's related with the culture, language and people of the former roman province of Hispania: what is Spain & Portugal right now, and Spanish & Portuguese as it's languages.
It doesn't specify any race, it relates to the descent. In most part, any person born in South-America in the last 400 years carry genes of the SouthWestern-Europe colonizers (Spain & Portugal in most part, with some small colonies from the Netherlands & France), but yet Spain & Portugal born people are mostly a mix of Mediterranean ethnicity, and Latin-American born are a mix of that with original Amerindian descent.

Hispanic culture is very rich because it's diversity, and one of the most clear characteristics of it is patriotism, Hispanics are proud of what they are. There are more common characteristics that can be identified in Hispanics.
"Carlos is born in Argentina, but he doesn't look hispanic."
(Argentina was a common migration point from Spanish population during the civil war and later on)
"Hispanics are very charming"
(Normal Hispanic families puts a big effort in educating kids to be like this, for one reason or another)
"Hispanics make good lovers"
(Amerindian culture had a strong belief that women were divine, in opposition to Anglo-Saxon culture that was rather discriminating agains women in the most part. This may have "touched" things as time has passed.)

"Paula is from Madrid, so she's Hispanic"
"Ricardo is from Mexico, so he's Hispanic"
"Because Paula is from Spain, it doesn't mean she's a latina, but Ricardo IS a latin."
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