Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 3 months ago

What's the name for the people of central and south america?

are they called native americans , hispanics, latinos , mestizos

6 Answers

Relevance
  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Some are indigenous, technically "Native American" but not of US Native ancestry (as in BIA acknowledged tribes). Most are Hispanic, but not all. Brazilians speak Portuguese and many native communities speak indigenous languages. "Latino" is an imprecise word that's only used in the US and doesn't seem to have one agreed upon definition (because somehow Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez are "Latina" whereas Cameron Diaz and Christina Aguilera are not...very confusing). "Mestizo" is an admixture of Spanish European and Latin American indigenous heritage and this represents most people who live in Central and South America. But these are huge swathes of land that are pretty diverse and there is no one name that describes them all.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Most of them speak either Spanish or Portuguese, even if their ancestors arrived there from Germany and other European countries, so they are often referred to as Latin Americans.

  • 3 months ago

    Centroamericanos y Sudamericanos.

  • 3 months ago

    1. Central Americans.

    2. South Americans.

    BTW, Barkley Hound, your map is wrong: Mexico is in North America, not Central America.

    • Red Fox
      Lv 6
      3 months agoReport

      "Latinamerican" is not a geographical term. The American continent is divided into North, Central and South America. Mexico in in North America.

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 3 months ago

    Most are considered Latin Americans.

    Attachment image
    • Red Fox
      Lv 6
      3 months agoReport

      @Barkley Hound, your map is wrong: Mexico is in North America, not Central America.

  • 3 months ago

    All of those labels are in common use (though they mean slightly different things). Why not just call them Central or South Americans?

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.