chicano vs latino vs hispanic : Common Errors in English

About chicano vs latino vs hispanic

“Chicano” means “Mexican-American,” and not all the people denoted bythis term like it. When speaking of people living in the US from various otherSpanish-speaking countries, “Chicano” is an error for “Latino” or“Hispanic.” Only “Hispanic” can include people with a Spanish as well aswith a Latin American heritage; and some people of Latin American heritage object to it as ignoring the Native American element in that population. Only “Latino” could logicallyinclude Portuguese-speaking Brazilians, though that is rarely done.

chicano Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person of Mexican descent

latino Meaning(s)

  • (n) a native of Latin America
  • (n) an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
  • (a) related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

hispanic Meaning(s)

  • (n) an American whose first language is Spanish
  • (a) related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

chicano in News

  1. Keck's Exclusives First Look: Eva Longoria Meets The Simpsons

    Keck's Exclusives First Look: Eva Longoria Meets The Simpsons Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 4:04 am, Monday, June 10, 2013 In between shooting movies, producing TV shows, owning a restaurant, earning a master's degree in Chicano studies and promoting ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source:

  2. Artists' feelings mixed about Newport's missing art

    Artist Jose Lozano often tells vibrant stories of Chicano life in his paintings, but the fate of one of those paintings tells a different kind of tale - one of confusion and loss.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Orange County Register

  3. Rochester superintendent appointed to state council

    Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Muñoz has been appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to serve on the Chicano Latino Affairs Council.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Post-Bulletin

latino in News

  1. Latino artwork, high-flying pooches on this weekend’s agenda

    Latino Art Bravisimo, now in its 11th year and underway at Lenexa’s City Hall, spotlights the work of metro-area artists of Latino heritage who work in a variety of media, including fiber, painting, photography, clay and metal.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Kansas City Star

  2. Latino Leaders Back Harp

    Twenty-five years of legislative relationships paid off for Toni Harp Wednesday, as she won the endorsement of New Haven’s top Latino elected officials in her quest for the mayor’s seat.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: New Haven Independent

  3. Latino students at Lexington high school wrote book about their U.S. experiences

    Latino students at Lexington's Paul Laurence Dunbar High School have written a book about what it's like growing up and attending school in a sometimes alien — and not always welcoming — country.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

hispanic in News

  1. More non-Hispanic white deaths than births in 2012

    NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The number of deaths of non-Hispanic white people in the United States exceeded the number of births in 2012, for the first time in a century, census data show.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: UPI

  2. US Census Data: State’s Hispanic Population Is On The Rise

    The state’s Hispanic population is on the rise. According to new numbers out today by the United States Census, Connecticut had over 500,000 Hispanics by 2012. And a hub of that population is in New London. In New London, the …
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX CT Hartford

  3. Hispanic population growth continues to outpace growth of white population in Central Texas

    Central Texas saw rapid growth of its Hispanic population between 2010 and 2012, continuing robust increases during the past decade, according to census estimates released Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Austin American-Statesman

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