what is the difference between hispanic and latino in Usa?
and who are the Hispanos???? For example in New Mexico there are people of spanish ancestry (not mestizos) from spanish colonists called hispanos. thank you
- LônLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
Hispanic only refers to Spanish speakers. Latinos can include Italian and Portuguese speakers too.
- ObserverLv 78 months ago
It is all rather confused and people tend to call themselves either and both depending on their own personal preference.
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
Hispanic means you have Spanish as (not necessarily only) native language.
Latino means having a lationamerican background.
Spaniards are hispanic but not latino
Brazilians are Latino but not hispanic
and then there's newspeak-artists pretending they are the same thing
- 8 months ago
Hispanic is generally from Mexico, and Latino is generally from Spain. At least that’s the way I understand it