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Old 11-03-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Hell, Italians are "Latinos"! Romans, y'know?
IMO central Italians are the truest Latino race and culture that there is (that's where Rome began). Hispanics are Latinos to a much lesser extent. The Hispanic name comes from the ancient name of Sevilla, Spain, known as Hispalis to the Romans. Most of the Spanish Immigrants embarked from Sevilla to the New World hence the word Hispanic. The Latino denomination has a very broad definition. Take a look at all the languages derived from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, Portuguese. So IMO, Hispanic is a more appropriate definition instead of "Latinos".
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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IMO central Italians are the truest Latino race and culture that there is (that's where Rome began). Hispanics are Latinos to a much lesser extent. The Hispanic name comes from the ancient name of Sevilla, Spain, known as Hispalis to the Romans. Most of the Spanish Immigrants embarked from Sevilla to the New World hence the word Hispanic. The Latino denomination has a very broad definition. Take a look at all the languages derived from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, Portuguese. So IMO, Hispanic is a more appropriate definition instead of "Latinos".
Thank you for this. I never knew of the origin of "Hispanic". When I refer to the cultures in general I always use Hispanic, never Latinos (because it never sounded accurate to me).

But I'm funny about what we call our Indians, too. I refuse to use "Native American". I'm a native American, but of 100% European background. So I say "Native Indian" instead. Don't you think that sounds more accurate?
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:27 PM
 
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These people are clearly of the black race. They are not the same "race" as Koreans, They only share the same Asian geographical location as Koreans. Thus, the appropriate name for these individuals would be black Asians.
The problem is, in many Asian countries, you can't draw boundaries between the races (btw, how many "races" do you think exist?). You just need to visit Asian countries to see for yourself. In some countries it's less obvious, but try to visit Indonesia and you'll see that some look black, others asian, others white, most are "undefinable". One thing for sure: you don't see any boundaries between those "races". Same thing in the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and western China, Iran, etc.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Don' forger that Asia is a huge continent. Its people are not only the "orientals"
From Asia Minor of Turkey, to the Suez Canal and Saudi Arabia, the Ural Mnts, Siberia, Japan and Indonesia its ALL ASIA.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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IMO central Italians are the truest Latino race and culture that there is (that's where Rome began). Hispanics are Latinos to a much lesser extent. The Hispanic name comes from the ancient name of Sevilla, Spain, known as Hispalis to the Romans. Most of the Spanish Immigrants embarked from Sevilla to the New World hence the word Hispanic. The Latino denomination has a very broad definition. Take a look at all the languages derived from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, Portuguese. So IMO, Hispanic is a more appropriate definition instead of "Latinos".
The Italians have lots of Greek blood also.
Syracuse in Sicily before Rome had a population of over 200,000. Those people did not just disappear. Furtermore, many greek colonies existed on the coasts of Italy
Do not forget also the those spanish that came to the new world were a mixed people to begin with.
The Visigoths, Celts, Romans, Greeks and the Moors(Arabs) are some of the people that settled on the Iberian penninsula
Consenquently, the hispanics of the Americas are even more mixed

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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IMO central Italians are the truest Latino race and culture that there is (that's where Rome began). Hispanics are Latinos to a much lesser extent. The Hispanic name comes from the ancient name of Sevilla, Spain, known as Hispalis to the Romans. Most of the Spanish Immigrants embarked from Sevilla to the New World hence the word Hispanic. The Latino denomination has a very broad definition. Take a look at all the languages derived from Latin: Spanish, Italian, Romanian, French, Portuguese. So IMO, Hispanic is a more appropriate definition instead of "Latinos".
Wrong. The Hispanic names comes from Spain, known as Hispania to the Romans.

Agree with your main point, though.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:46 AM
 
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Wrong. The Hispanic names comes from Spain, known as Hispania to the Romans.

Agree with your main point, though.
Hispania comes from the ancient greek naming of that area.
"Eis pan gia" which meant at the "end of the earth" for that time. Hispania down the centuries was watered down to Spain.

a bit more interesting info:

Nippon the word for Japan in japanese has a similar root as Spain.
Its origins is from the greek "apo anatoli" or "from the east".
Also, Istabul is from the greek "eis tin poli" or "to The City".
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Wrong. The Hispanic names comes from Spain, known as Hispania to the Romans.

Agree with your main point, though.
I agree that the general area of what is now spain was called Hispania by the Romans. But the ancient name for Sevilla was Hispalis.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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i had this same question. what is the point of making latino not a race but making asian a race. when isn't the point of a race to determine where someone came from. read the census definitions and you'll see that it talks about descent. but asian simply means your from asia. im from america is my race american? no so why then is asain a race and latino not. if it comes down to color of people why don't they do that. according to anthropology there is no such thing as race so why does it even matter. shouldn't it all just be based on your descent?
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Old 06-19-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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Latino is not a race so much as a group of related cultures and ethnicities. When I hear "Asian" I think of East Asians and SE Asians, not so much Indians.
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