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Is there a difference between Latino vs. Hispanic?

What Makes Latino Different From Hispanic?

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All about Latino

• This word was formed by the ancient people from other places in Central and South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
• Decades ago, this word was used in the US to refer to individuals who have backgrounds which are Hispanic. However, the word Hispanic was then used in the 70’s by the US government to describe people who are associated with the language or culture of Spain.
• It refers to cultures or countries which can be found in Latin America.
• Anyone who was born in any country that belongs to Latin America is a certified Lation even if he or she doesn’t speak Spanish.
• It is the shortened term for the words Latin America. It is actually an abbreviation of the mentioned part of America.
• It is a more famous term compared to Hispanic in the United States because it can’t be denied that a lot of Latino artists are now slowly making their mark in Hollywood.
• In the same country, the term pertains to several immigrants who are now living in the US after they transferred from their hometown which is Latin America. Transferring to the United States of America doesn’t erase the fact that they are Latinos and they would forever bear that name.
• It is a noun or an adjective

All about Hispanic

• This word was formed by the ancient people from the Iberian Peninsula that includes Spain and Portugal.
• Someone who knows how to speak Spanish can be called a Hispanic even if he or she was not born in Spain.
• It refers to the culture or language which was influenced by the Spanish colony in the past.
• It is solely an adjective. It cannot be used as a noun unlike the word Latino.

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