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An admirer of Spain or of Spanish-speaking countries or peoples.

His·pan′o·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.


Someone who admires Spain, its culture, or its people, or that of another Spanish-speaking country.


[hɪsˈpænəʊfaɪl] Nhispanófilo/a m/f
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Thus, the author (a researcher at and former director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey) traces the presumed benevolence or triviality of enslavement in Puerto Rico, the favoring of a Spanish colonial whiteness (under a hispanophile discourse), and the insistence on a harmonious race mixture as discourses that thrive on a presumed contrast with the United States that also characterize Puerto Rico as morally superior.
Framed as a series of letters written from Spain, this work reveals Dillon to be an erudite hispanophile in possession of one of the largest libraries of Spanish books in England, and the leading authority on its language and literature in that country.
18) Thanks in part to the collaboration of De Diego and the insular administration's persecution of hispanophile nationalists like Vicente Balbas Capo, independentismo steadily lost ground as a legitimate position in mainstream insular politics.
Whether he was a crypto-Catholic Jesuit spy of simply a well-traveled Hispanophile, Mabbe could not have avoided the religious tensions that informed England.
Children are not going to learn very much Spanish from this book, but its attractiveness could well kindle a spark to fire up a future Hispanophile.
The concept of Dominican national identity was first initiated by nationalists of the nineteenth century emerging from the twenty-two years of Haitian occupation, but was perfected over time by the "theoretical Trujillismo" which fabricated its foundation upon the Hispanophile discourse of (racist) nationalism.
He was also an Hispanophile, and an aficionado of the corrida and its inseparable partner, flamenco.
Thus, the poem avoids a simplistic Hispanophile or Hispanophobic position at the same time that the indigenous background assumes equal billing with European influence.
Ironically, it is precisely dona Laura's marginal position within the family that allows her to be critical and rebel against the hegemonic (pre-capitalist, Hispanophile, patriarchal, racist, and classist) order that the De la Valle clan symbolizes.
This is apparent first with the arrival of a new barmaid at his local bar in Saxony Anhalt, a Hispanophile whose love of flamenco and affected Spanish mannerisms runs counter to the bar's drab surroundings.
Not only did the laboratory lose its government subsidy, but for reasons that are still not clear but almost certainly had to do with Santos Fernandez having been a Hispanophile and an Autonomist to the end, he was never favoured by the US occupation government or the Cuban physicians whose stature and political fortune rose through their association with the US authorities (Diego Tamayo and Carlos Finlay among them), in some cases through a long residency in the United States (for example, John/Juan Guiteras and Aristides Agramonte).
He was more of a Hispanophile and thought that this was the element that made us strongest, the one that gave us our real culture--which is totally wrong.