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The Spanish people or Spaniards are an ethnic group native to Spain, in southwestern Europe, who are primarily descended from the autochthonous pre-Indo-European Euskaldunak, Latin, Visigothic, Celtic and Moorish peoples. They are most commonly associated with the Spanish language.


There are around 31.6 million people native speakers of Castilian Spanish in Spain, and a total of 42.5 million of the Spanish nationality.


Their descendants are also present in the hundreds of millions throughout the Hispanic nations of Latin America in the form of creoles, mestizos and mulattos, where their collective numbers constitute the bulk of the Hispanic American population.


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Spaniards in Southern West Virginia (368 words)
He was one of thousands of Spaniards who came to West Virginia in the early part of the 20th century, drawn primarily by the prospects of jobs in the coal mines.
The number grew steadily over the years, peaking at 2,212 in 1921, when Spaniards were present in 19 of the state's 55 counties.
Spaniards came from throughout Spain, but most were from the southern region of Andalucia or the northern regions of Galicia and Asturias.
The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49. Sir Walter Raleigh. 1909-14. Voyages and Travels: Ancient and Modern. The Harvard ... (7905 words)
The Spaniards seemed to be desirous to trade with us, and to enter into terms of peace, more for doubt of their own strength than for aught else; and in the end, upon pledge, some of them came aboard.
Such of the Spaniards as afterwards endeavoured the conquest thereof, whereof there have been many, as shall be declared hereafter, thought that this Inga, of whom this emperor now living is descended, took his way by the river of Amazons, by that branch which is called Papamene.
The Spaniards led him in a chain seventeen days, and made him their guide from place to place between his country and Emeria, the province of Carapana aforesaid, and he was at last redeemed for an hundred plates of gold, and divers stones called piedras hijadas, or spleen-stones.
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