Hispanic Countries 2021

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We've all heard the term "Hispanic," but do you know what it means? This term refers to the culture, people, and nations linked to Spain or the Spanish language. This is different from the term "Latino," which refers to the people, culture, and countries in Latin America. "Hispanic" includes Spain but excludes Brazil, while "Latino" includes Brazil but excludes Spain.

However, there are different contexts in which the term "Hispanic" is used. For example, the United States Census Bureau defines "Hispanic" as anyone of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, South American, Central American, or Spanish origin. This definition is further expanded to indicate that Hispanics can be of any ancestry, ethnicity, or race. According to this definition, over 50 million people identified themselves as Hispanic in the last U.S. Census taken in 2010.

Most of the Hispanic countries were once owned by the Spanish Empire after the European colonization of the Americas. However, its earliest meaning was used in reference to the people of Roman Hispania. Today, this area includes Portugal, Andorra, Spain, and Gibraltar.

Hispanic countries today are characterized by having Spanish as their official language. Many countries worldwide are spanish-speaking countries but are not Hispanic countries.

The Hispanic countries are:

Hispanic Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
Mexico130,262,216
Colombia51,265,844
Spain46,745,216
Argentina45,605,826
Peru33,359,418
Venezuela28,704,954
Chile19,212,361
Guatemala18,249,860
Ecuador17,888,475
Bolivia11,832,940
Cuba11,317,505
Dominican Republic10,953,703
Honduras10,062,991
Nicaragua6,702,385
El Salvador6,518,499

Hispanic Countries 2021