Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

    1. I guess it depends how broadly or narrowly you want to define it. In a narrow definition, if you did not come from Spain you would not be considered Spanish, rather Spanish-speaking. But I am an outsider to your country so my view is probably different from many others.

      I am from South Africa, a former British colony. In South Africa, I would be called European, not African. In Europe I am not European, but African. I am not English, but I am English-speaking. If people ask me, I say I am South African, even though I am no longer a citizen.

      I think definitions also never take into account how you yourself identify.

  1. This is really interesting! I am Spanish and for a while I was wondering if I was Latina or not and this makes sense. It was weird to be Hispánica but not Latina. Thank you for posting this!

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