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Old 07-22-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Good info. The Philippines are included here as, IMO they should be.
I think Equatorial Guinea and Philippines are a bit the same because both are isolated and not in South or Central America that's why most people think people from these 2 countries are not hispanics.
Also, both countries are the only ones different in their continents.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I think Equatorial Guinea and Philippines are a bit the same because both are isolated and not in South or Central America that's why most people think people from these 2 countries are not hispanics.
Also, both countries are the only ones different in their continents.
Good points Hermosaa
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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Good points Hermosaa
Thank you
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: DF
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It's not often that I respond to imbecility. But this post really did it!

Is an Equatorial Guinean Hispanic?

You're kidding, right???

How many years did it take you to get thru first grade???

Oh my f-ing God!!!
Well, Chacho, calmate... yes, it's somewhat of an asinine question, but maybe the question should be "Do Equatoguineans have some similar cultural traits to other latin Americans"... to which the answer would be yes, but very little... mostly in the name of popular music and TV

My father and uncle work in the oil business and have both come back from Equatorial Guinea telling me that Julio Iglesias is very popular there. They love Celia Cruz, Ricky Martin, Shakira, etc. They watch Colombian, Venezuelan and Mexican soap operas.... but Equatorial Guinea was not a colony long enough, nor did it have a significant influx of Spanish settlers, to really mold the culture the way it did happened in Latin America.

One interesting thing to note: Equatoguineans are the only ones outside of Spain who make the "Z" and "C" sound like an english "th" (the ceceo, or 'lisp')


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I think Equatorial Guinea and Philippines are a bit the same because both are isolated and not in South or Central America that's why most people think people from these 2 countries are not hispanics.
Also, both countries are the only ones different in their continents.
Mmmmm....maybe that's about the only things they're similar in. The Phillippines was occupied by spain for nearly 400 years, and the Spanish left a huge imprint on that society, from religion, family, culture, politics, etc. Equatoguineans may speak more and better Spanish, but I would argue if either would be more 'Hispanic' (ya, Chacho, I know...) it would be Filipinos.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Good info. The Philippines are included here as, IMO they should be.
But very few pinoys speak Spanish and its nit a national language. Eq Guinea has a stronger case
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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But very few pinoys speak Spanish and its nit a national language. Eq Guinea has a stronger case
Well, Filipinos may not speak Spanish anymore but the culture and religion is very hispanic. That's why I think Philippines and Equatorial Guinea are a bit the same. Equatorial Guinea's hispanicness is seen in the language while Philippines is seen in culture and religion. Anyway, both are still members of La Hispanidad.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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But very few pinoys speak Spanish and its nit a national language. Eq Guinea has a stronger case
As joelaldo mentioned, the Filipinos are still more Hispanic for the reasons mentioned. Even though they may not speak Spanish anymore, Tagalog has a hell of a lot of Spanish words in it these days and the majority of Filipinos have Spanish names.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:31 AM
 
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Well, Filipinos may not speak Spanish anymore but the culture and religion is very hispanic. That's why I think Philippines and Equatorial Guinea are a bit the same. Equatorial Guinea's hispanicness is seen in the language while Philippines is seen in culture and religion. Anyway, both are still members of La Hispanidad.
These cultural similarities are very obvious in California where Filipinos and Mexicans intermingle quite freely and there are many mixed marriages between the two. No other non Latin Americans are more similar to Mexicans as Filipinos.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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These cultural similarities are very obvious in California where Filipinos and Mexicans intermingle quite freely and there are many mixed marriages between the two. No other non Latin Americans are more similar to Mexicans as Filipinos.
I agree with the similarities. I can see how similar Filipinos and Mexicans are even just from watching Mexican novelas. My brother in law who is pure Mexican also thinks Filipinos and Mexicans are very similar, Probably has to do with Mexico's governance of the Philippines for 250 years. Philippines was colonised by Spain through the governance of Mexico so it is normal that these 2 countries shared many things with eachother for 250 years.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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I agree with the similarities. I can see how similar Filipinos and Mexicans are even just from watching Mexican novelas. Probably has to do with Mexico's governance of the Philippines for 250 years. Philippines was colonised by Spain through the governance of Mexico so it is normal that these 2 countries shared many things with eachother for 250 years.
Ah I forgot about that fact. There are definitely cultural exchanges too. Mexicans eat Lumpia but it is a Filipino food originally.
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