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[hi-span-ik] /hɪˈspæn ɪk/

Latin American:
the United States and its Hispanic neighbors.
Also, Hispano. Also called Hispanic American. Also called Hispano-American. an American citizen or resident of or Latin-American descent.
relating to, characteristic of, or derived from Spain or Spanish-speaking countries
(US) a person of Latin-American or Spanish descent living in the US

“pertaining to Spain” (especially ancient Spain) 1580s, from Latin Hispanicus, from Hispania “Iberian Peninsula,” from Hispanus “Spaniard” (see Spaniard). Specific application to Spanish-speaking parts of the New World is 1889, American English; especially applied since c.1972 to Spanish-speaking persons of Latin American descent living in U.S.


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    [hi-span-uh-sahyz] /hɪˈspæn əˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), Hispanicized, Hispanicizing. (sometimes lowercase) 1. to make Spanish or Latin American, as in character, custom, or style. 2. to bring under Spanish or Latin-American domination or influence. /hɪˈspænɪˌsaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to make Spanish, as in custom or culture; bring under Spanish control or influence

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