Joanne M. Despres jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM
Tue May 21 17:03:13 UTC 2002

A Latina friend recently explained to me the difference (apart from
the neutral vs. pejorative tone) between "Anglo" and "gringo":  she
said that, within her Spanish-speaking community, "gringo" is used
only to refer to non-hispanic, white, English-speaking Americans,
whereas "Anglo" can refer to any non-hispanic, white, English-
speaking North American, whether United Statesian or Canadian.
"Gringo" therefore is equivalent to "Yankee" (or "yanqui").

Joanne Despres

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