Meaning of hispanism


Pronunciation: (his'pu-niz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. a movement in Latin America for the promotion of Spanish or of native culture and influence. Cf. hispanidad.
  2. a word, phrase, feature, etc., associated with Spain or Latin America.
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