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What is the difference between ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’?

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“Latino” refers to anyone of Latin American origin. That includes Brazil, where Brazilian Portuguese is the official language, but not Spain, where people speak Spanish. “Hispanic” is a term used to describe anyone whose ancestry can be traced to a Spanish-speaking country. That would include Spain, but not Brazil. The terms are often used interchangeably, but the subjects of this article prefer to call themselves “Latinos.”

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