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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} Latino ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} or {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}})<ref>Latino. (2012). Retrieved September 7, 2012, from link.</ref> is a cultural heritage used to refer to people with cultural ties to Latin America and people of nationalities within the bounds of Latin America, in contrast to Hispanic which is a demonym that includes Iberians and other speakers of the Spanish language as well as Latinos.<ref>"Latino: People with roots in the Spanish speaking Americas. This term is sometimes used as a replacement for Hispanic.</ref><ref> (Defining "Hispanic" as meaning those with Spanish-speaking roots in the Americas and "Latino" as meaning those with both Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking roots in Latin America.)</ref><ref>"'Latino' . . . 'is more inclusive and descriptive'" than Hispanic. "'Latino' is short for 'latinoamericano,' which of course means Latin American in Spanish. Like its English counterpart, the term 'latinoamericano' strictly refers to the people who come from the territory in the Americas colonized by Latin nations, such as Portugal, Spain, and France, whose languages are derived from Latin. People from , Mexico, and even Haiti are thus all 'latinoamericanos.' Individuals who are descendants of the former British or Dutch colonies are excluded. . . . Finally, 'hispanoamericanos' are persons from the former colonies of Spain in the 'New World.' The expression 'Hispanic' probably derives from 'hispanoamericanos.'" Angel R. Oquendo, Re-Imagining the Latino/a Race, 12 Harvard BlackLetter L.J. 93, 96 -97 (1995)</ref><ref>"[T]he term 'Latino' . . . is more inclusive and descriptive than the term 'Hispanic.'" Deborah A. Ramirez, Excluded Voices: The Disenfranchisement of Ethnic Groups From Jury Service, 1993 Wis. L. Rev. 761, 806 (1993).</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref></ref><ref name= "APTwitter" >{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name= "HeraldStyle" >{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name= "StyleChanges" >{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The term Latino is used to refer to males only or a combination of males and females in a group, whereas the term Latina is used to refer to females only.

The US Government's OMB has defined Hispanic or Latino people as being those who "trace their origin or descent to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and other Spanish cultures."<ref name=omb>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The United States Census uses the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino to refer to "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."<ref></ref> The Census Bureau also explains that "[o]rigin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race."<ref></ref> Hence the US Census and the OMB are using the terms differently. The US Census and the OMB use the terms in an interchangeable manner, where both terms are synonyms. The AP Stylebook‍ '​s recommended usage of Latino in Latin America includes not only persons of Spanish-speaking ancestry, but also more generally includes persons "from -- or whose ancestors were from -- . . . Latin America, including Brazilians."<ref name="StyleChanges"/>

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