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Hispanic
American English: /hɪˈspænɪk/
British English: /hɪˈspanɪk/

Translation of Hispanic in Spanish:

adjective

  • (culture/people/scholar)
    hispánico
    hispano
    (community/voter)
    (in US) hispano
    Example sentences
    • We've seen things from Vanuatu, the Hispanic crosses in South America.
    • Many immigrants moved either back to Spain or to another Hispanic country.
    • There has been less class conflict in Honduras than in the other Hispanic Central American countries.
    Example sentences
    • After all, the ethnic composition of the areas served by the clubs is heavily Hispanic, and summer camp is not part of the Hispanic culture.
    • The influx of Cubans into Florida beginning in 1960 turned the Miami-Dade County area into a centre of Hispanic language and culture.
    • Recently, it launched a monthly section called Tempo that niftily reports on Hispanic culture in the city.

noun

  • (especially American English)
    hispano, (-na) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Riley says that few of those students are Hispanics or African Americans and he wants to see the numbers doubled.
    • African Americans and Hispanics shared the belief that education would help reduce the stigma.
    • In the United States, among Hispanics, Mexican Americans have the lowest rate of asthma.

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