Donald M Lance lancedm at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue May 21 19:35:50 UTC 2002

What about African Americans?  Could they be lumped in with "gringos" in
referring to all "yankees"?


on 5/21/02 12:03 PM, Joanne M. Despres at jdespres at MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM

> 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
> Merriam-Webster

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