[ his-puh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈhɪs pəˌnɪz əm /

noun (often initial capital letter)

a movement in Latin America for the promotion of Spanish or of native culture and influence.Compare hispanidad.
a word, phrase, feature, etc., associated with Spain or Latin America.


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Origin of hispanism

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