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Old 07-24-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Most census statistics list "Hispanic and Latino" as one cultural group. Like it or not, people of Portuguese descent fall under the Latino category as well. Also the Spanish and Portuguese languages have a lot of similarities.
I know Portuguese and Spanish language are very similar. I am married to a Portuguese and lived in Portugal for 10 years. I am just saying there should also be a group for Portuguese speaking countries like the Spanish speaking countries, this way, there wont be confusion any more and Portuguese Speaking countries will have their own identity.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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That is really quite confusing. Hispanic comes from the word Hispania. Brasil was not colonised by Spain but by Portugal. They didn't get their culture from Spaniards but from Portuguese and when you look at the members of La Hispanidad, Brasil is not there. There should probably also be a separate group for the Portuguese speaking countries to avoid confusion.
In all honesty, I could see the US census doing something like this despite the obvious facts you mentioned.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:57 PM
 
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I know Portuguese and Spanish language are very similar. I am married to a Portuguese and lived in Portugal for 10 years. I am just saying there should also be a group for Portuguese speaking countries like the Spanish speaking countries, this way, there wont be confusion any more and Portuguese Speaking countries will have their own identity.
Don't put too much weight into the term "Latin American". By definition, the French Speaking Quebecois are technically "Latin American" if we are speaking just on language. However mentioning that usually causes people to remember the cultural differences they forgot when Portuguese is involved.
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Don't put too much weight into the term "Latin American". By definition, the French Speaking Quebecois are technically "Latin American" if we are speaking just on language. However mentioning that usually causes people to remember the cultural differences they forgot when Portuguese is involved.
When it's Latinos it should of course include Brazilians as Brasilian culture is based on Portuguese-African-Italian culture and Portuguese and Italians are Latins ( European Latin), But I think Hispanic is like a broader word grouping countries with Spanish culture.

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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When it's Latinos it should of course include Brazilians as Brasilian culture is based on Portuguese-African-Italian culture and Portuguese and Italians are Latins ( European Latin), But I think Hispanic is like a broader word grouping countries with Spanish culture.
In the US, the terms Hispanic and Latino tend to be used interchangeably. Then sometimes you will see, Hispanic, Latino or Chicano. Chicano is generally more specific to Mexican-Americans but these terms are often not well understood by most.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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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?
No, they are African. Cameroon amongst others are French speaking but it doesn't make them French.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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No, they are African. Cameroon amongst others are French speaking but it doesn't make them French.
I would classify them as African Latin or Hispanic African.

Member states of the Latin Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And La Hispanidad

Hispanidad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:22 PM
 
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I would classify them as African Latin or Hispanic African.

Member states of the Latin Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And La Hispanidad

Hispanidad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first map touches on what we were saying earlier. Poor Quebec is left out because it's not a country.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:58 PM
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The first map touches on what we were saying earlier. Poor Quebec is left out because it's not a country.
I think the same thing happens with Martinique and Guadeloupe or French Guyana.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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The first map touches on what we were saying earlier. Poor Quebec is left out because it's not a country.
Yes, same thing with the French part of Switzerland
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