The terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. Understanding the difference between the two can help you better relate to the many cultures that fall under their umbrellas.
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The word "Hispanic" comes from the Latin word "Hispanicus," meaning "from Hispania," which was a province of the Roman Empire. 00:26
People from of Spanish descent are Hispanic, but not Latino; and people from Portuguese descent are Latino, but not Hispanic. 02:57
People of European and Amerindian descent are Mestizo. 07:10