hispanism

hispanism

[his-puh-niz-uhm]
noun (often initial capital letter)
1.
a movement in Latin America for the promotion of Spanish or of native culture and influence. Compare hispanidad.
2.
a word, phrase, feature, etc., associated with Spain or Latin America.

Origin:
1945–50; < Spanish hispanismo, equivalent to hispan(o) Spanish (see Hispano-) + -ismo -ism

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