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MarkGrace

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What about Portuguese?
« on: November 18, 2004, 10:16:35 PM »
Are they considered hispanic? Or any other type of minority?

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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2004, 10:22:17 PM »
how about "other".?
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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2004, 11:55:53 AM »
I think it might count as Hispanic. Latino/Latina is all of Latin America, including people that speak Portuguese, not Spanish. I say go for it.

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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2004, 12:15:41 PM »
actually supermoni the "hisp" prefix refers to spain or descending from spain, whereas anything with the "luso" prefix has to deal with portugual. 

latinos refer to latin americans. 

i would go with other, if anything. 

let me ask you this: if you were italian or french would you categorize yourself?  i am not being critical, just curious. 

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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2004, 01:36:04 PM »
Portuguese (like Spaniards) are considered white.  Brazilians are considered Latino.
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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2004, 02:08:35 PM »
brazilians would be considered latino as well, along with spanish and french speaking latin americans.  latino generally refers to americans from countries formally colonized by latin speaking countries, mainly spain, portugal, and france.  certainly, english speakers from belize, for example, and dutch speakers from curacao or guyana might consider themselves latino as well, not because of language, but because of regional ties, similar economic histories, etc. 

but i agree with you supermoni that everyone has the right to identify themselves appropriately.  however, i wouldn't advocate streching one's identity to try to fit neatly into one of the five main categories, or so.  portuguese sounds sort of exotic, but is it really different than being german, french, or italian?  i think the other box is the way to go.

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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2004, 02:20:42 PM »
brazilians would be considered latino as well, along with spanish and french speaking latin americans.  latino generally refers to americans from countries formally colonized by latin speaking countries, mainly spain, portugal, and france.  certainly, english speakers from belize, for example, and dutch speakers from curacao or guyana might consider themselves latino as well, not because of language, but because of regional ties, similar economic histories, etc. 

I agree with this, except for the part about the Guyanese speaking Dutch.
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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2004, 02:23:06 PM »
it used to be dutch guyana, i think it is suriname now.

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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2004, 02:29:12 PM »
it used to be dutch guyana, i think it is suriname now.

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You're right. And it's a good thing that they did, since three Guyanas(Guyana and French Guyana) would be a little excessive.
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Re: What about Portuguese?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2004, 02:31:02 PM »
no *&^% koga.  i think one guyana is a bit excessive if you ask me.

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