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Old 09-04-2013, 11:38 AM
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Originally Posted by queensgrl View Post
If this isn't the correct forum for this question, please redirect me.

The term "Hispanic" originated during the 1970s to specifically enumerate certain people of Spanish derivation (generally Mexicans, Spanish-speaking Caribbean people, and maybe it has expanded to Central Americans and South Americans given their migration to the US in recent years.

Despite Filipinos being of Spanish derivation in the Asian part of the world, I have always noticed that on forms, they are generally listed with other Asian groups but not with "Hispanics."

I have always thought of them as Asians, not Hispanics.
Do you classify yourselves as Polynesians?

How do you classify yourselves? There's a conversation going on in another chat where no Filipinos are included and I'd just like to get someone who is Filipino to comment so we can stop speculating.

Thank you!!
Pacific Islanders.

Old 09-17-2013, 03:42 AM
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I am a Filipino. The Filipinos are also non-Hispanic. We knew the word Spanish because Spanish conquered the Philippines of the Spanish nation yore. We are ASIANS.
Old 09-23-2013, 05:40 PM
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The question has been answered, and now the topic is so far away from genealogy it's time to close it...
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