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Hispanic Americans...

. . . are Americans of European, American Indian, African, Asian, and mixed ancestry who share certain historical background and cultural traditions – in particular, the Spanish language.

. . . have diverse roots and whose ancestors, or who themselves, came to the U.S. from:

Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, the Dominican Republic, or Spanish-speaking countries of Central and South America

. . . represent almost 13.5 percent of the U.S. population or over 38.8 million people, and as the world’s fifth largest Spanish-speaking nation, rank as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population.

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