[ his-puh-nist ]
/ ˈhɪs pə nɪst /


a specialist in the Spanish or Portuguese language or in Spanish or Latin-American literature or culture.


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Origin of Hispanist

1930–35; < Spanish hispanista, equivalent to hispan(o) (see Hispano-) + -ista -ist
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