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Hispanic Americans: Overview


This LibGuide will assist Valencia students in learning more about Hispanic Americans. For further research assistance, you can chat live with a librarian at

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Hispanic refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a Spanish-speaking country.

Latino/a or Latinx refers to a person who is from, or a descendant of someone who is from, a country in Latin America.

Chicano/a refers to people of Mexican descent born in the United States.

Spanish - refers to or relating to Spain, its people, or its language.

Online Resources

A collection of Hispanic resources that may be of interest can be found on the internet. In addition, search the internet by using words and phrases from the Terminology box above..

Countries with Spanish as Official Language

Spanish Speaking Countries


Red color shows where Spanish is the sole official language at the national level. Blue color shows where Spanish is a co-official language.

By Ichwan Palongengi - Data based on Map-Hispano.png on Wikipedia Project, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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