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View Poll Results: Do you consider Philippine people Hispanic?
Yes 44 7.01%
Semi-Hispanic 143 22.77%
Not at all 441 70.22%
Voters: 628. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-29-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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To say simply say "no" is to deny that the Spanish ruled the Philippines for 333 years. Filipinos are definitely semi-Hispanic. Saying "not at all" means there was no Spanish influence at all. Hispanic isn't a race, it's a culture. The Philippines has at least a little Hispanic culture.
Most people do not know that simply because Philippines is located in Asia and separated from it's cousins in Latin America.

 
Old 04-29-2013, 02:26 AM
 
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Latin Asia, or more appropriately, Romance-speaking Asia, consists of countries of Asia that have been influenced by nations whose languages are one of the modern-day Romance languages. Unlike the rest of the Latin world, French, Portuguese, and Spanish are not the prevalent languages in daily speech. Rather, these are either just one of the official languages of the country or territory, or only unofficial languages used by a strong minority.

Spanish

Asia-Pacific and Spanish language in the Philippines

Apart from some short-lived colonies, the Philippines was the only colony of the Spanish Empire in Asia. Hence, the Philippines is the only country in Asia that has a notable Spanish influence in culture, religion, and in language.

Today, the promotion of Spanish is mentioned in the constitution to be on a voluntary basis only. The Philippines also maintains an organisation called the Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language, which corresponds with the Royal Spanish Academy of Spain. It also maintains membership of the Latin Union because of its historical affiliation with Spain. Moreover the Philippines is a member of Hispanidad comprising all countries with Hispanic culture.

Latin Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Latin Union is an international organization of nations that use Romance languages, with the aim of protecting, projecting, and promoting the common cultural heritage of Latin peoples and unifying identities of the Latin, and Latin-influenced, world. It was created in 1954 in Madrid, Spain, and has existed as a functional institution since 1983. Its membership has risen from 12 to 36 states, including countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region.[1]

Members of the Latin Union :



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Old 05-01-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Hispanic is a broad cultural term that has come to define the offspring of the Spanish conquistadors and the Amerindians of South and Central America. Speaking Spanish as a first language is not enough, as Spaniards themselves are white, not Hispanic.
Uh, Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race, or races. That means European/Caucasian, African, Asian, and a mix of any or all of the above. There are Hispanics of Asian ancestry, in Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Cuba, for example. This, however, does not make a Filipino a Hispanic person unless he/she grew up in Latin America and considers him/herself part of that culture.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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Zamboanga Philippines is Asias Latin city, The dialect they speak there is called Chavacano, Its basically a dialect of Spanish.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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Uh, Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race, or races. That means European/Caucasian, African, Asian, and a mix of any or all of the above. There are Hispanics of Asian ancestry, in Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Cuba, for example. This, however, does not make a Filipino a Hispanic person unless he/she grew up in Latin America and considers him/herself part of that culture.
A person doesn't have to grow up in Latin America to be hispanic.
Hispanic is a culture introduced by Spain to it's colonies.
Philippines was also colonised by Spain the same time when Spain colonised the Americas (330 ) and shared Spanish culture in the Philippines. Most people do not know because Philippines is in Asia. Philippines is the 3rd most catholic country in the world. We got our religion from Spain. We may not speak Spanish anymore but we have maintained a lot of Spanish words and even though we only have words and not the whole conjugation of the Spanish language, Philippines is still a part of the The Latin Union ( Union Latina) it is an international organisation of nations that uses Romance Languages.
There is also a part of the Philippines that speak Spanish creolle.
Philippines still maintains an organisation called the Philippine Academy of the Spanish Language.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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Zamboanga Philippines is Asias Latin city, The dialect they speak there is called Chavacano, Its basically a dialect of Spanish.
Yes Chavacano is a Spanish creolle spoken in Zamboanga.
 
Old 05-01-2013, 11:02 PM
 
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Yes Chavacano is a Spanish creolle spoken in Zamboanga.
so as the Chavacano Cavite is mixed of dialect in Luzon tagalog. Chavacano of Zamboanga is mixed of dialects in southern Philippines before there is Chavacano Ermita and I don't know if the Chavacano in Davao still exist.


Chabacano Cavite ¿Comprendes criollo español de Filipinas? - YouTube
 
Old 06-13-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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I think the most Latinized country in Asia is Timor Leste. Their official language is Portuguese, their religion is Catholic, their name is 100% Portuguese and some have Portuguese blood in them.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 06:31 PM
 
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I think the most Latinized country in Asia is Timor Leste. Their official language is Portuguese, their religion is Catholic, their name is 100% Portuguese and some have Portuguese blood in them.
Not so sure about the language as there are Timorese in Portugal studying Portuguese.
 
Old 06-13-2013, 07:30 PM
 
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This depends on what is meant by "Hispanic."

The U.S. Census and government "bureaucratic definition"; Hispanic is someone from Spain or Spanish-speaking nations in the Western Hemisphere. Filipinos are not Hispanic there (though a Guatemalan who only speaks Maya and has no Spanish ancestors is).

The "educated academic definition" of Hispanic; Hispanic is someone who is Spanish-speaking and has a strong Spanish influence in terms of culture regardless of ancestry, race, or appearance. The minority of Filipinos who speak Spanish and maintain a "Spanish Creole" ethnic and cultural identity certainly are Hispanic. Isabel Preysler (Julio Iglesias' wife, and mother of Enrique Iglesias) is a good example of a Filipina who would be considered "Hispanic" by any reasonable cultural definition.

Then there's the "uneducated idiot in the street definition" in much of the U.S.: a Hispanic is a brown-skinned person with a name like Jose Gomez. I remember a tragedy in which a white supremacist killed a Filipino American mailman because he was "Mexican."
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