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Protesters against Kosovo independence carry Spanish flags after Spain decided that will not recognize Kosovo, Belgrade 2008

Hispanophile (Spanish: hispanófilo)[1] is a word with two meanings. The first meaning refers to a person who is fond of Spain, its people, or its cultures, and it can also be the corresponding adjective.[2] The second meaning generalizes the first one to all Spanish-speaking countries.[3] Its opposite is Hispanophobia.

Famous Hispanophiles[edit]

  • Archer M. Huntington - an American scholar
  • Stanley G. Payne - an American historian
  • Hugh Thomas - a British historian.
  • Ernest Hemingway - an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and Nobel laureate in Literature who wrote books set in both Cuba and Spain.
  • Orson Welles - American actor, director, writer and producer
  • Anne Farrow - American business woman
  • Theodore Roosevelt - Before he became President of the United States he was a part of the Rough Riders who helped free Cuba from Spanish rule (the popular drink Cuba Libre was invented around this time). He also traveled throughout Brazil in the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition.