Are you wondering what the difference is between the terms Hispanic and Latino? While Hispanic usually refers to people with a Spanish-language background, Latino is typically used to identify people who hail from Latin America.
Is a person from Spain Latino?
Some have drawn sharp distinctions between these two terms, saying for example that Hispanics are people from Spain or from Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America (this excludes Brazil, where Portuguese is the official language), while Latinos are people from Latin America regardless of language (this includes
What nationality is Latino?
A Latino/a or Hispanic person can be any race or color. In general, Latino is understood as shorthand for the Spanish word latinoamericano (or the Portuguese latino-americano) and refers to (almost) anyone born in or with ancestors from Latin America and living in the U.S., including Brazilians.