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Are Portugeuse considered latino?

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Is this going to determine if you hate them or not?

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Uh.

Yeah.

Then you would be incorrect.

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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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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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:coolgleamA:

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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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