Who came up with Hispanic?
Similarly, what does Hispanic refer to?
Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish and/or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America. They work more accurately as descriptors of ethnicity, but even that is a stretch given the diversity of peoples they represent.
Also, what countries are Hispanic? These countries include:
- Dominican Republic.
- El Salvador.
Keeping this in view, what is the difference between Hispanic and Mexican?
Mexican refers to an inhabitant or a native of Mexico which is a Latin American country. Hispanic refers to a person who speaks Spanish, one of Latin American descent and resides in the USA. In Mexico, Spanish is the main language but that doesn't mean that all Mexicans can and do speak the language.
What is my race if I am Hispanic?
People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Hispanics can choose one or more race categories, including White, Black or African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.