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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage: Getting Started

Argentina

Argentina

Bolivia

Bolivia

Brazil

Brazil

Chile

Chile

Columbia

Colombia

Costa Rica

Cuba

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Mexico

Nicaragua

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Puerto Rico

Spain

Uruguay

Venenzuela

Hispanic & Latino Countries

Definitions

AFRO-LATINX (or AFROM-LATINO, -LATINA, or -LATINE)

Individuals of Latin America or of Latin American descent who are also of African ancestry.

CHICANO/CHICANA

Someone who is native of, or descends from, Mexico and who lives in the United States.

HISPANIC

Someone who is a native of, or descends from, a Spanish-speaking country.

LATINO/LATINA

Someone who is native of, or descends from, a Latin American country.

LATINX

A gender-neutral term to refer to a Latino/Latina person.

SPANISH

Belonging to or relating to Spain, its people, or its language.

Latino or Hispanic?

But when do you classify a person as Hispanic or Latino? BBC journalist Angélica Casas explains the difference between the terms and why it matters.

Why Do We Say "Latino"?

PBS Origins traces the origin of the term "Latino" and the debates that still surround it as well as the term "Hispanic" and "Latinx."

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