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Spanish American
Hispano Americano

Notable Spanish Americans:
Tony Moreno · Martin Sheen · Elena Verdugo
Marisol Deluna · Rita Hayworth · Mercedes de Acosta
Flag of Spain Flag of the United States
Total population

Spanish/Spaniard/S-American
Total
1,141,675 Americans1
(2006 American Community Survey)
up to roughly 1% of the US population
Latinos and Hispanics
in the United States
[1]
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Regions with significant populations
The Southwest
The Gulf States
Language(s)
American English · Spanish
Spanish in the United States · Ladino
Religion(s)
Predominantly
Roman Catholic · Protestant · Agnostic or Atheist · Jewish minorities
Related ethnic groups
 · French Americans · Italian Americans · Portuguese American
Footnotes
  1. Excludes those not identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Spanish American (Spanish: Hispano Americano, derived from Hispania now known as España, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a citizen of the United States whose ancestry originates in the southwest European nation of Spain. Colloquially, the term is also commonly applied to people whose ancestry stems from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America [2]. In the latter context, the term is employed as a synonym to Hispanic. Image File history File links US_map-Southwest. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Image File history File links US_map-Gulf_Coast. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ... For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Spanish language spread in the United States. ... Not to be confused with Ladin. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... A French American or Franco-American is a citizen of the United States of America of French descent and heritage. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ... Portuguese Americans are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates in the southwest European nation of Portugal. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Iberian Peninsula. ... Motto (Latin) Further Beyond Anthem  1(Spanish) Royal March Spain() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Madrid Official languages Spanish2 Demonym Spanish, Spaniard Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Head of State King Juan Carlos I  -  President of the Government Formation 15th century   -  Dynastic union 1516   -  Unification... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. ... The word citizen may refer to: A person with a citizenship Citizen Watch Co. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ...


Spaniards are just one of over 20 Hispanic national groups — Spain being the only Hispanic country located in Europe, and in fact, the European country where Hispanicity has its origins. While other U.S. citizens or residents with national origins in any of the Hispanic countries of Latin America may be closely related to Spaniards in language, culture, and in most cases also blood ties, to avoid confusion, and for the purposes of U.S. census data collection, the term "Spanish American" is not officially used. Instead, specific most recent national origins are requested. In addition to stating Spanish/Hispanic/Latino, the respondents may then reply Spaniard to indicate that the most recent national origin of that person of Spanish ancestry was directly from Spain. Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Spain is a largely mountainous country in the southwest of Europe, consisting of various geographically diverse regions and known for its culturally diverse heritage, having been influenced by many nations and peoples throughout its history. ... Genealogy (from Greek: γενεα, genea, family; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ...

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Number of Spanish Americans

In the 2000 Census some 2,187,144 Americans reported "Spanish" as their ancestry, although this also includes persons whose recent or ancestral national origin might not have been directly to the U.S from Spain, (they are still of only Spanish descent nevertheless) and whose Spanish ancestry was via a Hispanic country of the Americas. eg: Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans [3] For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ...


Also in the census, 299,948 Americans specifically reported their ancestry as Spaniard, which was a significant decrease from the 1990 Census, where those who reported "Spaniard" numbered 360,858. In addition, the 2000 Census reported 861,911 Spanish Americans who identified as "Hispanic or Latino." The Census Bureau attributes the decrease to the trend among increasing numbers of Hispanics of all national groups, including those of Spanish ancestry, of identifying themselves with general labels such as "Hispanic" rather than a specific national origin.


It should be noted however that the majority of Spanish Americans are descended from the settlers of New Spain. Also, people who specifically responded "Spanish American" were not tabulated with those who responded "Spanish" or "Spaniard", and were instead tabulated as "Other Hispanic response" along with people who wrote responses such as Latin American, people of mixed Hispanic ethnicities (only collected in Census 2000), and people who checked the Other Hispanic box but did not provide a write-in entry. map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ...


Spanish Americans are Americans who have predominantly, or at least traceable, Spanish ancestry. This includes individuals who may also possess other European ancestry as well as those of multiracial descent where Spanish ancestry was one of their ascendancies, such as mestizos (White/Amerindian ancestry) and mulattos (White/Black ancestry). If one were to further include all those who did not identify either as "Spaniard" or "Spanish," although were of Spanish or partial Spanish ancestry via a Hispanic country of the Americas which was reported as such, the number of White Hispanics would more than likely surpass 16 million people. These would then include criollos (White Hispanics for U.S. Census purposes). Americans from the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, and the British territory of Gibraltar who are of Spanish descent are sometimes included in the statistics. [1] Actress Halle Berry was born to a white mother of British extraction and a black father of American extraction. ... Mestizo (Brazil Portuguese. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ... Representation of Mulattos during the Latin American colonial period Mulatto (also Mulato) is a term of Spanish and/or Portuguese origin describing the first generation offspring of a Sub-Saharan African and a European. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... This article is about U.S. white Hispanic residents. ... In the Spanish colonial caste system (castas), a criollo was a person of unmixed Spanish ancestry born in the colonies. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ...


Term

The term Spanish American can be defined in at least two different ways:

  • The first definition is citizens of the 'United States' who are of Spanish descent (Spanish of Spain).
  • The second definition is inhabitants of Spanish America (though incorrect usage of the words), which is a term for the parts of Latin America where Spanish is spoken as the official language. Another term for this area is Hispanic America.

A disproportionate number of Spanish Americans in the first sense of the term, mentioned above, as well as Mexican Americans, and possibly some other type of Hispanic Americans, who live in the American Southwest and the subject could give much controversy. An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


In Spanish, the word Hispano is used as the first element of compounds referring to Spain and the Spanish people. Spaniard redirects here. ...


2006 American Community Survey

Spanish Descent or Origin
Ancestry Year Population
Spanish 2006 700,373
Spanish American 2006 64,162
Spaniard 2006 377,140
Total 2006 1,141,675[4]

These statistics show only Spanish Americans who identified as "Hispanic or Latino." If it were to include all Americans who identified having Spanish ancestry, then the total would be much higher. Look up Total on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A total is a sum. ...


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Numbers

2000 U.S Census

The Twenty-Second United States Census, 2000 shows the states with the largest Spanish populations: 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

U.S State Population
State Spanish % of State Spaniard
California
New York
New Mexico 9.3%
Florida
Texas
Colorado
New Jersey
Louisiana
Country Spanish Spaniard Total % of Total
Flag of the United States United States 2,187,144 299,948 2,487,092 0.9%

Self-identify as Hispanic Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Early Spanish settlers often self-identify as: ("Hispano," "Spanish," or "Hispanic;" but generally not as "Mexican," "Mexican American," or "Chicano." )

Puerto Rico is an overseas (United States territory), which had 2.1% identify as Spaniard. Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Tejano is also the name of Texans of Spanish origin. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Basque-Americans Basque-American Lauburu are citizens of the United States who are of Basque ancestry. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Languages Spanish Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Mediterranean Amerindian Mestizo The Californios were Spanish-speaking inhabitants of Alta California, first a part of New Spain, later of Mexico. ... 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). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Islenos (from the Spanish isleños, plural of islander) are descendants of Canary Islanders who came to America and settled in the lower Mississippi River Delta of Louisiana between 1778 and 1783. ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... United States territory is any extent of region under the jurisdiction of the federal government of the United States,[1] including all waters[2] (around islands or continental tracts). ...


1990 U.S Census

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The Twenty-first United States Census, 1990 figures show that there were 2,024,004 persons of 'Spanish' and 360,858 of 'Spaniard' origin although this number could have been higher, if including persons of Spanish ancestry via mixed ethnicity Americans and Latin/Hispanic immigrants. Census figures indicated that California had the highest number of people of Spanish origin (434,759) or (21.5% of group) out of the top 8 U.S states.[5][6] 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. ... 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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). ... Languages Spanish, English Religions Roman Catholic, Protestantism Nicaraguan American (Spanish: Nicaragüense Americano) are Americans of Nicaraguan ancestry who were born in or have immigrated to the United States. ... A Peruvian American is an immigrant or descendant of immigrants from Peru that arrived in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... Languages Spanish, English Religions Roman Catholic, Protestantism Salvadoran Americans are residents of the United States of Salvadoran descent. ... Venezuelan Americans are raised and educated citizens of the United States although not all U.S born, from the South American nation of Venezuela. ... // Latinos and Hispanics has a long history in the United States. ... 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U.S State Population
State Spanish % of State Spaniard % of State
California 434,759 1.5%
Florida 201,059 1.6% 78,656 0.6%
New Mexico 190,700 12.6% 24,861
Texas 186,758 1.1%
New York 156,310 0.9%
Colorado 121,029 3.7%
New Jersey 71,596 0.9%
Louisiana 65,125 1.5%
Country Spanish Spaniard Total % of Total
Flag of the United States United States 2,024,004 360,935 2,384,939 0.9%

Immigration statistics may vary since some of the immigration took place within the US still gaining its statehood or Admission to Union. In 1850 California was admitted as the 31st state of the Union so numbers may not apply before. Mexican rule lost its last territory to the U.S., Arizona on Wednesday, February 14, 1912, although emigration from Spain was negligible since 1850. Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... A memorial statue in Hanko, Finland, commemorating the thousands of emigrants who left the country to start a new life in the United States Emigration is the act and the phenomenon of leaving ones native country or region to settle in another. ...


1980 U.S Census

The Twentieth United States Census, 1980 was the first U.S census that asked someones ancestry. The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ...


Spanish Americans are found in relative numbers throughout America, particularly in the Southwestern and Gulf Coast. According to the 1980 US census, the 8 states with the largest populations of Spanish Americans are: Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... States that border the Gulf of Mexico are shown in red The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. ...

U.S State Population
State Spanish/Hispanic % of State Spaniard
California 539,285 2.3% 14,357
New York 359,574 2.0% 21,860
New Mexico 281,189 21.6% 1,971
Florida 249,196 2.6% 23,698
Texas 221,568 1.6% 6,883
Colorado 154,396 5.3% 1,985
New Jersey 126,983 1.7% 8,122
Louisiana 79,847 1.9% 616
Country Spanish/Hispanic Spaniard Total % of Total
Flag of the United States United States 2,686,680 94,528 2,781,208 1.48%

62.7% reported Spanish/Hispanic as their main ancestry.
66.4% reported Spaniard as their main ancestry.[7][8][9] Spaniard redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Mexico. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Spaniard redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


Immigration from Spain to the United States

Years Arrivals
1820–1830 2,688
1831–1840 2,004
1841–1850 2,091
1851–1860 9,038
1861–1870 6,390
1871–1880 5,266
1881–1890 4,419
1891–1900 6,662
1901–1910 48,944
1911–1920 102,954
1921–1930 41,954
1931–1940 4,945
1941–1949 3,287
Total (1820-1949) 240,642

These figures show there was never the mass immigration that Latin America had from Iberian settlers. However, it is evident in the figures that Spanish immigration peaked in the 1910s and 1920s; the majority settled in Florida and New York, although there was also a sizable Spanish influx to West Virginia at the turn of the last century, mostly made up of zinc workers from Asturias. Spanish Americans have intraethnic connections with Hispanic groups, other European Americans and even African Americans. In addition, they may choose not to answer the "Hispanic or Latino" category in official surveys. Since "Spaniard/Spanish" ethnicity is often classified under this category, their total population is often greatly underestimated. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Anthem: Asturias, patria querida Capital Oviedo Official language(s) Spanish; Asturian has special status Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 10th  10,604 km²  2. ...


The first ancestors of Spanish Americans were Spanish Jews who speak Ladino, a language derived from Castilian Spanish and Hebrew. In the 1930s and 1940s, that mostly consisted of refugees fleeing from the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) and from the Francisco Franco military regime in Spain, who ruled until his death in 1975. The majority of these refugees are businessmen and intellectuals, as well union activists, all held strong liberal anti-authoritarian feelings. The Spanish American population also has Basques, Galicians, Catalans, (Catalan Americans), Canarians known as Isleños, Gypsy, Chinese, and Portuguese ethnic groups. [citation needed] Painting of the Amsterdam Esnoga — considered the mother synagogue by the Portuguese and Spanish Jews — by Emanuel de Witte (ab. ... Spanish () or Castilian () is an Iberian Romance language. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Not to be confused with the Spanish Civil War of 1820-1823. ... “Franco” redirects here. ... This article is about the Basque people. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ... Capital Barcelona Official languages Spanish and Catalan In Val dAran, also Aranese. ... Catalan Americans are residents of the United States who acknowledge Catalan ancestry and self-identify with it. ... Languages Spanish language Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Latin peoples, including other Spanish peoples The Canarians are an ethnic group or nation living in the archipelago of the Canary Islands (an autonomous community of Spain), near the coast of Western Africa. ... Islenos (from the Spanish isleños, plural of islander) are descendants of Canary Islanders who came to America and settled in the lower Mississippi River Delta of Louisiana between 1778 and 1783. ... Language(s) Romani language Caló (Spanish Romani) Spanish language Catalan language Religion(s) Predominantly Roman Catholic Church Related ethnic groups Roma people Indo-Aryans Spanish people The Romani people (also called Romany or Gypsies) are a diverse ethnic group who until recently lived primarily in Southern and Eastern Europe, Western...


Notable Spanish Americans

See List of Spanish Americans Spanish Americans are European Americans who have predominately Spanish (European) ancestry. ...


Related ancestry

For further information on other Americans who may be of Spanish ancestry via a Hispanic country of Latin America and are not accounted for in this article, please see the articles: Hispanic America (Hispanoamérica in Spanish) refers to those parts of the Americas inhabited by Spanish-speaking peoples. ...

Argentine Americans are raised and educated citizens of the United States although not all U.S born, from the southeast South American nation of Argentina. ... Chilean Americans are a group of 68,849 people who emigrated from Chile and their descendants. ... A Cuban-American is an immigrant to the United States from Cuba. ... 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). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ...

See also

Latin Europe Latin Europe (Italian, Portuguese and Spanish: Europa latina; French: Europe latine; Romanian: Europa latină; Catalan: Europa llatina; Franco-Provençal: Eropa latina) is composed of those nations and areas in Europe that speak a Romance language and are seen as having a distinct culture from the Germanic and... Languages French Occitan Greek Italian Portuguese Spanish Catalan Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Protestant Orthodox The Mediterranean race was one of the three sub-categories into which the people of Europe were divided by anthropologists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, following the publication of William Z. Ripleys... Languages Spanish Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Mediterranean Amerindian Mestizo The Californios were Spanish-speaking inhabitants of Alta California, first a part of New Spain, later of Mexico. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... Famous Hispanic Americans // Silvana Arias, actress Adrian Bellani, actor Jessica Alba, actress Nadine Velazquez, actress Desi Arnaz, actor Alexis Bledel, actress Benjamin Bratt, actor Julissa Bermudez, actress and VJ Lynda Carter, actress Ricardo Chavira, actor from Desperate Housewives Sammy Davis, Jr. ... This article deals with the white population of Latin America. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... This article is about U.S. white Hispanic residents. ... Spanish Britons or (Spanish: , is derived from Hispānia now known as España , the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula), are raised and educated citizens or residents of the United Kingdom whose ancestry originates in the southwest European nation of Spain and can identify themselves as having Spanish Cultural... Spanish-Brazilian (Spanish: hispanobrasileño, Portuguese: hispano-brasileiro) is a Brazilian person of full or partly Spanish ancestry, or a Spanish-born person residing in Brazil. ... Spanish speaking minority of Canadian residents, primarily from Argentina, El Salvador , Mexico, and Chile. ... This article deals with Philippine citizens of Spanish descent. ... A Tejano (Spanish for Texan; archaic spelling texano) is a person of Hispanic descent born and living in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Languages Spanish language Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Latin peoples, including other Spanish peoples The Canarians are an ethnic group or nation living in the archipelago of the Canary Islands (an autonomous community of Spain), near the coast of Western Africa. ... Islenos (from the Spanish isleños, plural of islander) are descendants of Canary Islanders who came to America and settled in the lower Mississippi River Delta of Louisiana between 1778 and 1783. ...

References

  1. ^ Spanish/Spaniard 2006 American Community Survey Figures
  2. ^ Definition Of Spanish American
  3. ^ 2000 U.S Offical Cencus
  4. ^ 2006 U.S Spanish Origin Statistics
  5. ^ 1990 U.S Census population by "STATE"
  6. ^ The Hispanic Role In America
  7. ^ 1980 Census of Total U.S Population
  8. ^ 1980,U.S Census by State
  9. ^ 1990 & 1980 State population comparisons

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