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What is the difference between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Jun 06, 2020

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Margot

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 02, 2020

Many like to lump Mexicans and Puerto Ricans into one, but there are many differences between them, which make them not the same. Mexicans are from Mexico, while Puerto Ricans are from Puerto Rico. Mexicans are closer to the United States and are apart of North America. Puerto Ricans are closer to the Caribbean. They both have ancestors that are from Spaniard, but Mexicans also have ancestors from the Indians, while Puerto Ricans also include ancestors from slaves and Tainos. They both speak Spanish, but the language of the Mexicans are often clearer, while Puerto Ricans include their own grammar and punctuation.
 

S.Sophie

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Answered May 28, 2020

There are some similarities between Mexicans and Puerto Ricans, such as the fact that they both speak Spanish. They are also considered to be both Latinos, but there are also some differences that will allow them to be easier to distinguish from each other. There are some differences in the type of food that they offer.

Mexicans are known for their enchiladas and their burritos. Puerto Ricans are known for their plantains, empanadillas, and so much more. The ancestors of Mexicans are Mayan Indians and the Aztecs, while the Puerto Ricans will have the Spanish as their ancestors mixed with the Tainos and Africans.

 

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