Hispanophobia (from Latin Hispanus, "Spanish" and Greek φοβία (phobia), "fear") or anti-Spanish sentiment is a fear, distrust, hatred of; aversion to, or discrimination against the Spanish language, Hispanic, Latino and/or Spanish people, and/or Hispanic culture. The historical phenomenon has had three main stages by originating in 16th-century Europe, reawakening during 19th-century disputes over Spanish and Mexican territory such as the Spanish–American War and the Mexican–American War, and finally in tandem with politically-charged controversies such as bilingual education and illegal immigration to the United States.
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The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view of the subject. (February 2021)