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Are Portugeuse considered latino?

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Here's my analysis. ...about Latino.

When somebody says "Latino" they're almost invariably talking about ones from South America, the West Indies. Okay, they speak Spanish, a Latin descendant language, but how is a 100% Italian not considered "latino"? Or why is it that some "race" boxes say "white, non hispanic" because a 100% white Spaniard is considered Latino?

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this is Latium, the cradle of Latin. It's not in South America, it's not even in Spain. It's in Italy, just south of Rome. Here is where Latin originated and if it wasn't for the expansion of the Roman Empire Latin would have never reached the Iberian peninsula and develop into Spanish or Portuguese.

So as far as who has the purest "Latin Blood", Latin Europeans (Portuguese, Italians, French, Spanish, Romanians) have plenty more than their South American counterparts, but Italians are by far the purest. Perhaps a more accurate description would be Mestizo for most of the "Latinos" who have mixed American Indian and European ancestry. For how many times I've heard a South American who looks pure Native American called "latino" moreso than an Italian or Sicilian like me, this is wrong. But it's just another example of Anglo-Saxon American misconception in the western world.

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Then you would be incorrect.

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Abe "Buenas" Fortas was obviously latino.

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California has the first governor of Austrian descent.

Put another shrimp on the barbi!

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From Random House dictionary.

Latino - a person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent.

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Is all your geographical terminology hundreds of years old?

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I lu you Mi-hami!!!!!!!!!!!

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California has the first governor of Austrian descent.

Put another shrimp on the barbi!

U very clever Lound eye.

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From Random House dictionary.

Latino - a person of Latin-American or Spanish-speaking descent.

^^^may be correct by "American" definition but certainly not through history before western colonization.

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^^^may be correct by "American" definition but certainly not through history before western colonization.

I don't think there were latino's before Western colonization, especially if it only includes spanish speaking peoples in central and south america.

I imagine that before the West (Spain and Portugal) colonized central and south america, the people that lived there didn't call themselves latinos. :)

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I know one thing. Latino food in Miami kicks ass. Empanadas and croquetas are the sh*t! Ropa vieja is unbelievably awesome. And don't get me started on Cuban coffee. Holy sh*t!!!

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I know one thing. Latino food in Miami kicks ass. Empanadas and croquetas are the sh*t! Ropa vieja is unbelievably awesome. And don't get me started on Cuban coffee. Holy sh*t!!!

Cuban hole-in-the-walls in Hollywood are pretty dang good too. One in Tampa as well right off of Dale Mabry.

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