Hispanic Americans

Hispanic American Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15, more info

Hispanic Americans, also called Latinos, feminine Latinas, and Latinxs, people living in the United States who are descendants of Spanish-speaking peoples. Since most Hispanics trace their ancestry to Latin America, they are also often called Latinos. Hispanics make up the largest ethnic minority in the United States, forming more than one-sixth of the country’s population. There are more than 50 million Hispanic Americans, living in all 50 states. Hispanics do not always think of themselves as a single group, however, often identifying more with their family’s country or area of origin. This highly diverse group includes people with roots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic,Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, and other parts of Central and South America and the Caribbean, as well as Spain. Hispanics may be recent immigrants or people whose families have been settled in the United States for generations. Most Hispanic Americans are U.S. citizens who were born in the United States.


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