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Old 11-28-2015, 11:22 PM
 
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I'm perfectly aware about the origins of reggaeton, caribny

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So why not say that all of these genres are AFRICAN and then allow Africans to play reggae, reggaeton, or what ever. All of these musics are rooted in Africa, so Africans are merely reclaiming what is theirs.


If Jamaicans didn't create reggae there would have been no reggaeton, so its laughable for you to claim that it is Latin American, meaning that any one who plays it is Hispanic.


Interesting that Brazilians are much closer culturally to Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans, yet refuse to consider themselves to be Hispanic, yet you really think that Equatorial Guineans are Hispanic.


Tell the English that Nigerians are fellow Anglo Saxons, merely because they speak English, and have elements of British colonial culture, and I will accept your claims that Equatorial Guineans are Hispanic.
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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I think that if they want to consider themselves Hispanics, then they are. The idea of classifying others as we see fit, not appealing at all if you ask me.
I wish a national from Equatorial Guinea could come and tell us, what does she/he thinks they consider themselves to be.

Edit. Incidentally, every time I watch a video -on YT that is- about native Spanish speakers from both EG and the Philippines, most of the comments to read are people from the rest of the hispanosphere being supportive and calling them brother/sisters. That makes me feel good, to be part of an inclusive language.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Interesting that Brazilians are much closer culturally to Cubans, Dominicans, and Puerto Ricans, yet refuse to consider themselves to be Hispanic, yet you really think that Equatorial Guineans are Hispanic.

We can't be Hispanic, since we don't speak Spanish, we speak Portuguese.

We are Latinos, since Portuguese is a Latin-based language. We can also be called Ibero-Americans, part of the Iberoamerica. But we can't be Hispanic.
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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Can you explain why you think a Nigerian is culturally the same as an Englishman, aside from also speaking English?
I can say the exact same thing about Barlovento, Venezuela
The town where my grandmother is from where people still practice African religions and music
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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We can't be Hispanic, since we don't speak Spanish, we speak Portuguese.

We are Latinos, since Portuguese is a Latin-based language. We can also be called Ibero-Americans, part of the Iberoamerica. But we can't be Hispanic.
Lol, so many people want to force Brazilians to be Hispanic.
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Lol, so many people want to force Brazilians to be Hispanic.
It seems some people do...

I would love to be Hispanic, but I'm already a Lusophone, and most people here can barely understand Spanish...
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:02 AM
 
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We can't be Hispanic, since we don't speak Spanish, we speak Portuguese.

We are Latinos, since Portuguese is a Latin-based language. We can also be called Ibero-Americans, part of the Iberoamerica. But we can't be Hispanic.


So Nigerians and Indians are Anglo Saxon as they speak English.


Willing to bet that most of these people consider themselves to be mere Africans, who speak a variety of languages, Spanish being just one of them.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:16 AM
 
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Lol, so many people want to force Brazilians to be Hispanic.


Given that Brazilians are culturally very similar to Dominicans and Cubans, yet object to being called Hispanic.


Equatorial Guinea where a third of the population do NOT speak Spanish, and who knows how many of those who do speak it well. Given that 80% of the population are Fang, I bet that this language is in greater use, and that Spanish is used mainly for official purposes.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equato...inea#Languages


I am willing to bet that people from Equatorial Guinea are way more culturally attuned to people Gabon, than to any Spain.


Calling Equatorial Guineans Hispanic, is as ridiculous as calling Nigerians Anglo Saxons.


It makes way more sense to call a Brazilian Hispanic, than it does an Equatorial Guinean.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:17 AM
 
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It seems some people do...

I would love to be Hispanic, but I'm already a Lusophone, and most people here can barely understand Spanish...


I am from Guyana. The only language I speak is English. I don't consider myself Anglo Saxon, and I doubt you would too. Language is but ONE manifestation of cultural heritage and identity.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:19 AM
 
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I can say the exact same thing about Barlovento, Venezuela
The town where my grandmother is from where people still practice African religions and music


Which is why many Latin Americans object to the term "Hispanic" as it implies that a connection to Spain is all that defines them.
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