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Old 05-21-2017, 09:54 PM
 
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Hell yeah they are Hispanic, if their first language is Spanish then they are Hispanic. The thought of Hispanic to be a race is an American thing. When most Americans think of "Hispanic" they're actually thinking of Latinos, people from Latin America. Equatorial Guinea is as far away from Latino as you could possibly get, but they are Hispanic
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:38 AM
 
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Yes the mulatto elites. But go into the villages and show them pictures of Spain and Nigeria and ask them which they can more readily identify with.


Why do you talk if you don't have the foggiest idea of what I'm talking about?

Being brown confers you the right to connect to some deity that informs you about anything related to blacks?

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Old 05-22-2017, 06:40 AM
 
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just found out about a country in Africa called Equatorial Guinea and it's official language is Spanish, does this make them Hispanic?


Hispanic is an absurd American classification.
But according to Spain, they are.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:42 AM
 
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Hispanic is a self-declared category created by the US Census Bureau. Any person can claim to be Hispanic, which is defined as having a cultural or ethnic relationship to the people of Spain. If a person from Equatorial Guinea made this claim in the USA, it would likely not be challenged.

"In the eyes of the US Census Bureau, Hispanics or Latinos can be of any race, any ancestry, any ethnicity, or any country of origin," -- Wikipedia

He is a black person of African ancestry who grew up in a Spanish speaking country. How does that make him different from a black Panamanian, whose only claim to distinction is that his ancestors from Guinea spent a couple of generations in the Caribbean and Central America?


They speak Castilian Spanish, though.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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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.


Well, some rich people do...and they have a Spanish dialect spoken by millions, chavacano. Aamericans tried to remove spanish, but the language was important until Japanese killed Spanish in Manila...and they were supposed to be allies.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:55 AM
 
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I think the term Latino is reserved for Latin Americans.

If it was up to me, I would make an exception for them and include them into the Latin American sphere of influence. They are kind of alone in Africa when it comes to this. I personally think that, at the very least, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean should make an effort to connect with the Equatorial Guineans on a cultural, economic, and other types of basis. I'm willing to bet that Equatorial Guineans would probably (or probably do) like much of what comes out of these countries due to the heavy Spanish and African influences there such as in the music, food, art, etc.


No, they are not. Until recently, Spain had colonies in Africa, El Aiun, Sidi-Ifni and assorted territories invaded by Morocco but whose inhabitants speak Spanish. Equatorial Guineans don't have problems relating with Angola and Portuguese colonies. The only country in America related with Africa is Cuba due to the Internationalistic Wars promoted by the URRS.
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Don't you think they should at least be able to identify themselves as Afro-Latino at the very least?
Not at all, very serious people, cirscumpect.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:00 AM
 
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How come white Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Brits, Irish, Nigerians, despite being all English native speakers such aren't called "Anglos"?


Because they are tribal, and the Roman world believes in civilization.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:04 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. 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.


The annual Galleon from Manila to Acapulco during 250 years...
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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I'm not making the claim that they are portuguese.

The fact remains that Portuguese is the native language of the majority of Angolans. Most do not speak any indigenous african languages.


And Mozambicans and Capeverdians.
In QAngola there are white Angolese, Portuguese background I assume.
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