Spanish is not a Race but an Identity

Spanish is not a race but an identity. A person from Spain is a “Spaniard” Anybody speaking Spanish and born in any Latin-American country is considered Hispanic or Latin “Hispano or Latino“. Since there are many Latin-American countries speaking Spanish, you identify them by their nationality (Argentineans, Colombians, Dominicans, Mexican, Peruvians, Uruguayans, etc). Now, every Latin -American country has its own way to speak or slangthat characterizes it. However, there is a formal Spanish spoken in educated levels. For instances, on TV news or respectful newspapers, international meetings or conferences, formal Spanish is spoken and therefore everyone understands.
Mexican.- que ondas?
Argentinean.- Che, que hacés?
Colombian.- que hubo?
Dominican.- dime haber?
Peruvian.- como estas?
Proper Spanish.- Como esta usted?
Cuban: Que Bola ?

Quechua Sung by Modern Gypsy

 

I was walking down the chic street of Lastarriat in Santiago Chile where many artists and sellers perform. I heard this man singing and I stopped in my tracks I had no idea what he was singing or what language, but I had to stop it was so beautiful and raw, at last he told me and went on with his performance and I graciously stepped out of his way.  That day I fell in love with Quechua language.

Quechua /ˈkɛwə/, also known as runa simi (“people’s language”), is an indigenous language family, with variations spoken by the Quechua peoples, primarily living in the Andes and highlands of South America.[3] Derived from a common ancestral language, it is the most widely spoken language family of indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a total of probably some 8–10 million speakers.[4]Approximately 13% of Peruvians speak Quechua.[5][better source needed] It is perhaps most widely known for being the main language of the Inca Empire, and was disseminated by the colonizers throughout their reign.

 

 

September is Hispanic Heritage Month

SEPTEMBER IS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
I have always wondered why Hispanic Heritage Month starts in the middle of September on September 15 -October 15, 2017
It’s because September 15th marks the anniversary of Independence from Spain from five Latin American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Mexico celebrates it’s independence on the 16th and Chile follows on September 18th.