The region known as Hispanic America (in Spanish called Hispanoamérica or América Hispana) and historically as Spanish America (América Española) during the Spanish colonization, is the part of the Americas that includes the Spanish-speaking countries and territories of North and South America. (It does not include the Portuguese-speaking country of Brazil and the French-speaking countries and territories of Haiti, French Guiana and of the Caribbean, which along with Hispanic America, make up Latin America.) In all of these countries, Spanish is the official language, sometimes sharing official status with one or more indigenous languages (such as Guaraní, Quechua, Aymara, or Mayan) or English (in Puerto Rico), and Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion.
Countries and territories that make up Hispanic America[change | change source]
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico[sn 1]
Related pages[change | change source]
- Latin America (includes all Spanish, Portuguese and French-speaking countries and territories of North America and South America)
Notes[change | change source]
- ↑ Note: Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Latin America" The Free Online Dictionary (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 2000, 4th ed. Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003.)
- ↑ "CIA – The World Factbook – Field Listing – Languages". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- ↑ "CIA – The World Factbook – Field Listing – Religions". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11.