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Encyclopedia > Christian Latinos
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Latinos and Hispanics
in the United States
Groups

Asian Latinos  ·  Brazilian Americans
Cuban Americans  ·  Dominican Americans
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Peruvian Americans
Puerto Ricans
Latino refers to people living in the US of Latin American nationality and their US-born descendants. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... Asian Latino, as used in the United States, is a rarely employed term that refers to Latinos of Asian ancestry who identify as such. ... This is a list of famous Brazilian Americans. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... A Dominican American[1] is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from the Dominican Republic to the United States. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... A Peruvian American is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from Peru that arrived in the United States. ...

History

Latino history
Latin nationalism This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Religions

Hispanics and Religion
Christian Latinos
Latino Jews  ·  Latino Muslims
Latino Muslims praying in Houston, Texas Abstract Latin Americans, or Latinos as they are typically called, living in the United States have become the largest minority in this country. ...

Political movements

Hispanics and Politics
Chicano Movement
Puerto Rican independence movement
WikiProject Tasks This article has been identified by the members of WikiProject Mexican-Americans/Chicanos as the subject of a group collaboration, currently underway, with the goal of elevating it to Featured Article status. ... Flag of Puerto Rico The political movement for Puerto Rican Independence (Lucha por la Independencia Puertorriqueña) has existed since the mid-19th century and has advocated independence of the island of Puerto Rico, in varying degrees, from Spain (in the 1800s) or the United States (from 1898 to the...

Organizations

Association of Hispanic Arts
Congressional Hispanic Caucus
LULAC
National Council of La Raza
NALEO ·  MEChA  ·  UFW
There are three main components to AHA’s programming and services: Advocacy: Latino arts and culture is an essential and vibrant part of the nation’s identity. ... // About the CHC The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is comprised of 21 Members of Congress of Hispanic descent. ... LULAC is an organization which strives for rights for Hispanic Americans. ... The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a non-profit, and non-partisan political advocacy group in the United States. ... National Association of Latino Elected Officials aka NALEO External links http://www. ... MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán), is an organization that seeks to promote an awareness of Chicano history by education and political action. ... The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) are a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. ...

Culture

Hispanic culture
Literature  ·  Studies
Contemporary issues
Art  ·  Music
The Hispanic culture pertains to any country that was colonized by the early Spanish conquistadors. ... // Introduction Latino/a Studies is an academic discipline which studies the experience of people of Hispanic ancestory in America. ... Latin music has long influenced American popular music, jazz, rhythm and blues and even country music. ...

Languages

Spanish · Spanish in the U.S.
French · Frespañol
English · Spanglish
Portuguese · Portuñol  · Portinglês
Hebrew · Ladino langauge To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Frespañol, is a portmanteau of the words Français and Español, which mean French and Spanish. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Spanglish, a portmanteau of the words Spanish and English, is a name used to refer to a range of language-contact phenomena, primarily in the speech of the Hispanic population of the United States, which is exposed to both Spanish and English. ... Portuñol (also Portunhol), a portmanteau of the words Português (Portuguese) and Español (Spanish), is a mixed language based on Spanish and Portuguese. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית or עברית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... This article deals with the Judaeo-Spanish language. ...

Lists

Majority Hispanic U.S. Cities
List of Puerto Rico-related topics
Notable Hispanic Americans
Related topics
List of Latino topics
List of Hispanic topics
The following is a partial list of United States cities and towns in which a majority (over 50%) of the population is Hispanic or Latino, according to data from the 2000 Census. ... . ... Famous Hispanic Americans Christina Aguilera, pop singer Isabel Allende, writer Roberto Alomar, baseball player Julia Alvarez, writer Luis Walter Alvarez, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Rudolfo Anaya, writer Desi Arnaz, actor Judy Baca, artist Joan Baez, folk singer and activist David Barkley, soldier and Medal of Honor recipient Jean-Michel Basquiat...

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Latinos and Hispanics are predominantly Christian in the United States. Specifically, they are most often Roman Catholic. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

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Roman Catholicism

The Spaniards took the Roman Catholic faith to Latin America, and Roman Catholicism continues to be the largest, but not the only, religious denomination amongst most Hispanics.


Among the Hispanic Catholics, most communities celebrate their homeland's patron saint, dedicating a day for this purpose with festivals and religious services. Some Hispanics syncretize Roman Catholicism and African or Native American rituals and beliefs. Such is the case of Santería, popular with Cuban Americans and Puerto Ricans and which combines old African beliefs in the form of Roman Catholic saints and rituals; or Guadalupism (the devotion towards Our Lady of Guadalupe) among Mexican American Roman Catholics. This latter hybridizes Catholic rites for the Virgin Mary with those venerating the Aztec goddess Tonantzin (earth goddess, mother of the gods and protector of humanity) and has all her attributes also endowed to the Lady of Guadalupe, whose Catholic shrine stands on the same sacred Aztec site that had previously been dedicated to Tonatzín, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico. A saint is a term used to refer to someone who is a holy person. ... Santería, also known as Lukumí or Regla de Ocha, is a set of related religious systems that fuse Catholic/Christian beliefs with traditional Yoruba beliefs. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... Our Lady of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe or the Virgin of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic icon and Mexicos most popular image: Nobel laureate Octavio Paz is quoted as saying that the Mexican people, after more than two centuries of experiments, have faith only in the Virgin of... Blessed Virgin Mary A traditional Catholic picture sometimes displayed in homes. ... The Aztecs were a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican people of central Mexico in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries. ... In Aztec mythology, Tonantzin was a lunar mother goddess. ... Tepeyac or the Hill of Tepeyac, historically known by the names Tepeyacac and Tepeaquilla, is located inside Gustavo A. Madero, the northernmost delegación or borough of the Mexican Federal District. ...


Other Christian denominations

A significant number of Hispanics are also Protestant, and several Protestant denominations (particularly Evangelical ones) have vigorously proselytized in Hispanic communities. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to a tendency in diverse branches of conservative Christianity, typified by an emphasis on evangelism, a personal experience of conversion, biblically-oriented faith, and a belief in the relevance of Christian faith to cultural issues. ...


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See Also

Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centred on Jesus of Nazareth, and on his life and teachings as presented in the New Testament. ... A.U.M.P. Church AME Church National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. ...

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