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Old 10-22-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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They are Hispanic and at the same time African.

They are not of African American descent.

I am always amazed by all of these Latin Americans trying to grab everybody into their club using LANGUAGE as the main criteria. Angolans, Mozambicans, and Equatorial Guineans are AFRICAN. Culturally they are AFRICAN. Like most Africans I suspect that their main identity reflects their ethnicity, and many might feel more loyal to fellow ethnics who live across the border than they might with compatriots of a different ethnic background.

Are we also going to call Nigerians and Indians Anglo Saxons if we use language? I am sure that if a Nigerian or an Indian arrived on this board and proceeded to call themselves African then why are people trying to grab Spanish and Portuguese speaking Africans (most of whom probably speak it alongside other languages, and often as their second or third)?
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:27 PM
 
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How on earth are equatorial Guineans Hispanic I don't get the "Hispanic" grouping to begin with but my guessing is that many guineans are AFRICAN e.g. Do not have Spanish admixture like in the Americas...
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:21 AM
 
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francophone means a person who speaks french (so a person from camerun is a francofone, just like a person from quebec or france)

hispanic means a person who speaks spanish, (so a person from equatorial guinea is as hispanic, as a person from mexico or a person from argentina, spain, or even the philipines)
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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francophone means a person who speaks french (so a person from camerun is a francofone, just like a person from quebec or france)

hispanic means a person who speaks spanish, (so a person from equatorial guinea is as hispanic, as a person from mexico or a person from argentina, spain, or even the philipines)
Sorry, francophone is a French word that means someone speak French, the equivalent for Spanish speaker is hispanophone ,not Hispanic which is an american word that means exclusively latinos.
You will never call a Spaniard,hispanic

Hispanic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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But Hispanic means "of or pertaining to Spain".

Hispanic is a CULTURAL and ETHNIC term. It is not linguistic. Francophone refers to those whose official language is French. It doesn't imply that they share any cultural or ethnic identities with others who also speak French.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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hispanic means a person who speaks spanish, (so a person from equatorial guinea is as hispanic, as a person from mexico or a person from argentina, spain, or even the philipines)

The notion that some one from Equatorial Guinea has anything in common with an Argentine, more than they will with some one from Gabon is laughable.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:29 AM
 
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The notion that some one from Equatorial Guinea has anything in common with an Argentine, more than they will with some one from Gabon is laughable.
Agree !!
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Old 10-30-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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Hispanic is a CULTURAL and ETHNIC term. It is not linguistic. Francophone refers to those whose official language is French. It doesn't imply that they share any cultural or ethnic identities with others who also speak French.
Even the notion of Hispanic as a cultural and ethnic term is debatable. The various nations of Hispanophone America are as diverse from each other culturally as the Anglophone nations are from each other. The Dominican Republic and Argentina are as different to each other as Jamaica is to Canada.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Even the notion of Hispanic as a cultural and ethnic term is debatable. The various nations of Hispanophone America are as diverse from each other culturally as the Anglophone nations are from each other. The Dominican Republic and Argentina are as different to each other as Jamaica is to Canada.
That's true.
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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Even the notion of Hispanic as a cultural and ethnic term is debatable. The various nations of Hispanophone America are as diverse from each other culturally as the Anglophone nations are from each other. The Dominican Republic and Argentina are as different to each other as Jamaica is to Canada.

Which is why Hispanic is a term which is meaningless outside of the USA. Within the USA they are put in the same box, which leads to some level of common identification. Not so outside of the USA.

The DR has more in common with Brazil, which is NOT Hispanic, than it does with Argentina. Both Brazil and the DR are Afro Latin cultures, something which Argentina isn't.

I often wonder why people always wish to ignore the non European elements within these cultures of the Americas as they seek to define what people are.
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