(Closed) Spanish versus Latino

posted 10 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
133 posts
Blushing bee

Great! I was never quite sure if that category meant the culture of Spain, the country in Europe, or latino culture which could be from all over Central America, South Anerica and the Caribbean.

Post # 4
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

I agree, Latino is a much more inclusive term. Sure, there are huge Spanish influences in Latin American culture, but indigenous and African cultures also had a significant impact. Good idea!

Post # 5
11 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Awesome! There is a definite difference.  Thanks for changing it! There may be a need for a Spanish board if there are some Castellano brides or even brides getting married in Spain on here but Latino/Latina is the term for people from Latin America, which – like NoMeDiga said – has heavy Indigenous and African roots.

Post # 6
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

cool idea to change it! actually, i’d never heard of the word "Spanish" person until i moved to the east coast. From what i gather everyone here, even "Latino" people ask me if i’m "spanish" and i’m guessing its related to the language. So I say yes. Most people mean no harm in it, its just the East coast word for "Latino". So either one is fine. But I’m most comfortable with Latino.

Post # 7
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thank you for changing it! As the other ladies have mentioned there is a difference. I much prefer Latino/Latina over Spanish or Hispanic.

Anyway, WMForever you are correct in that the word Spanish is used loosely on the east coast in describing anyone who is Latino. Nothing really wrong with it, it just isn’t 100% correct.

Post # 8
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree with others, IMO "Spanish" is refering to people of Spanish decent only, vs. latino/latina that covers a wider range of backgrounds.  

Post # 9
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I think it’s great!, actually the first time I saw that there was different  boards I thought this was just for people from Spain, lol

Post # 10
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thank you!!

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