Hispanic

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From Hispania, the Latin name for present-day Spain.

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Hispanic ‎(comparative more Hispanic, superlative most Hispanic)

  1. Of or relating to Spain
  2. (historical) Of or pertaining to the Iberian peninsula, its people, its culture or its languages.
  3. (colloquial) Of or relating to a Spanish-speaking people or culture, as in Latin America.
    Houses in New Mexico, California and Florida exhibit a strong Hispanic architectural influence.
  4. (colloquial) mestizo.

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Noun[edit]

Hispanic ‎(plural Hispanics)

  1. A Spanish-speaking person.
  2. A person residing in the United States, Latin America or worldwide of Spanish ancestry
  3. (colloquial) a mestizo.

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