Hispanic and Latino are often used interchangeably though they actually mean two different things. Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish or are descended from Spanish-speaking populations, while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from Latin America.
What are the different Latino cultures?
To sum up, the heritage of Latin America blends indigenous, European, African, and Asian peoples, languages, and cultural traditions. There is no one Latin America, or Latino or Latin American culture—rather, it is all these things.
What is the difference between a Hispanic and a Spaniard?
Hispanic refers to people of Spanish-speaking descent, encompassing countries from Latin America and Spain. This time, Spaniards are considered Hispanic but Brazilians are not since they speak Portuguese. A Spanish flags flies at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.