POPULATION IN LATIN AMERICA
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Latin America is one region with the most diverse inhabitation in the world, having occupants from different ancestries. It is difficult to tell particular sub-groups from which the whole group comes from, since it differs from one country to the other. While many countries have a predominance of the European- Amerindian (Mestizo) population, others are solely dominated by the Amerindians. In some of the countries the majority are the Mullato or Africans. Still, some country’s inhabitants comprise mainly of people of European Ancestry.
Hispanic Americans form an ethnic group which incorporates diverse cultures and languages. Those inhabitants from Mexican origin predominate the Hispanic Americans, with the minority being of Puerto Rican, Guatemalan, Salvadoran, Cuban, Colombian and Nuevomexicano origin. Hispanics constitute 17.37% or 55.3 million people in the United States population as of 2014, and is therefore the second fastest growing ethnic group after Asian Americans. People in Hispanic and Latino ethnicities often have mixed ancestry and may belong to any race. Most Hispanics and Latinos are of mixed race European and Native American ancestry in the United States. The U.S. government refers anyone from Spanish speaking countries as a Hispanic whereas, the Latinos are defined as Spanish speakers from Europe and the Americas.
Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans are citizens of the United States origination from countries of Iberia and Latin American counties. In the 2010 census, the people counted as Hispanic or Latino are those who identify as one of the specified Hispanic or Latino categories listed on the American community survey questionnaire. The people or countries in Latino and Hispanic groups include Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, El Salvador, Chile , Bolivia, Costa Rica,...