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Hispanic

adjective His·pan·ic \hi-ˈspa-nik\

: coming originally from an area where Spanish is spoken and especially from Latin America; also : of or relating to Hispanic people

Full Definition of HISPANIC

1
:  of or relating to the people, speech, or culture of Spain or of Spain and Portugal
2
:  of, relating to, or being a person of Latin American descent living in the United States; especially :  one of Cuban, Mexican, or Puerto Rican origin
Hispanic noun
His·pan·i·cism \-ˈspa-nə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun
His·pan·i·cist \-sist\ noun
His·pan·i·cize \-ˌsīz\ transitive verb

Origin of HISPANIC

Latin hispanicus, from Hispania Iberian Peninsula, Spain
First Known Use: 1584

Other Anthropology Terms

ectomorph, ethnography, prehistory, yurt

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