what is the difference between spaniard, spanish, hispanic, hispanos and latino?

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    Spaniards are from Spain. Spanish are people are from Spanish speaking countries. Hispanics are American Spanish speaking people. Hispanos are Spanish speaking people

    of Spain from a specific time period. Latinos are people from or descended from Latin America- speakers of any language.

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  • 1 month ago

    All the same sh!t...

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  • 1 month ago

    Spaniards are people from Spain, as are Spanish. Hispano I've never heard. Hispanic people don't self-identify as such and is a kind of "helicopter" definition from WASPs etc who don't make distinctions between the various Portuguese and Spanish speaking nations in Central and South America. Latinx (not LatinO, which is sexist) is less popular, and can refer to French speakers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It would be so much easier if Americans just learned world History and how to use inflections correctly ...

    Valle Latina is still located in Europe, the Latini built the city of Rome. That's the same Roman Latins who who gave the US it's motto "e pluribus unum" and the confederate south it's motto "Deo Vindice"

    Latino is the ablative inflection of Latinus (Latini), Latina (Latium). It basically means you can trace something to the Romans but it's not specific. It can include things that have been changed or done incorrectly too (You're looking for Roman root here)

    You could be Latino because you're Roman Catholic, or because you speak a Latin based language like Occitano or Portuguese, or because you once classified under a Latin system for race (which is different from race by skin color) ... And In fact the English alphabet is a Latino Alphabet.

    I'm not going to cover terms like Spaniard, Iberia Hispania, Nova Hisapnia, Indio (In Deus), Mozarabic or Mezoamerica. Because from a Roman stand paint; They're all Latinos anyway ... Well, excluding anyone that's openly a Muslim, Jewish or Protestant (or Anglican) and that's due to a conflict of the Roman religion.

    I also wanted to be clear about a few more things -- Latin America is *not* a historic term, it wasn't used during colonization. Anything with a Indigenous American or African root is not to be considered Latin -- Spaniards aren't the original Latin people, they were given Latin rights by the Julian family. A lot of Roman Gens (families / blood lines) didn't agree with it because they felt they weren't blood -- Some Arabs (Mozarabs) could be considered Hispanios too.

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  • 1 month ago

    Spaniard - a person native to Spain or a resident of Spain or a citizen of Spain

    Spanish - of Spain, having the characteristic of being native to Spain

    Hispanic - of the group of people living in the Americas for whom Spanish is their native language

    Hispanos -

    Latino - a person who resides in the Americas and whose native language is a Romance language, or a descendant of that group

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  • 1 month ago

    A Spaniard is a person from Spain. Spanish is the language spoken in Spain. Hispanic is generally related to people of Spanish ancestry predominately from Latin America ( Central and South America). Latino is the masculine form of the name referring to Hispanic descendants that reside in North America. The feminine form of the word is Latina. Hispanos in English represents people of Spanish descent of the 16th century-to-19th century in New Spain, in what is today the Southwestern United States, who retained a predominantly Spanish culture as it relates to their cultural region, having lived in that region since it was territorially incorporated into the United States. They did not cross any border but were already residing in what later became the United States.

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  • 1 month ago

    Spaniard is a person from Spain.

    Spanish is anything related to the culture, history, etc. of Spain.

    Hispanic, hispanos and latinos (and even "spanish") currently are words used in the U.S. to refer to mixed ethnicity people from Latin America.

    Hispanic is an English word. Hispano and Latino are both Spanish words.

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