Bustle made this handy video to simplify the definitive differences between the terms Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish. View this video on YouTube youtube.com / Via youtube.com Host Kat Lazo breaks it down to basic definitions: Hispanic is a term that refers to Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bustle / Via youtube.com "Hispanic is basically based on whether you or your family speak the language of Spanish." Latino refers to origin or ancestry in Latin America. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bustle / Via youtube.com "Latino is focusing more on geographic location, that being Latin America." This handy Venn diagram sorts out both the overlap between and exclusions from each term. Bustle / Via youtube.com This man, like many others, is frustrated by the mislabeling he so often hears. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bustle / Via youtube.com ...which brings us to the VERY simple definition for "Spanish." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Bustle / Via youtube.com "Spanish describes someone who came from Spain. It's a term of nationality, but it's also a language. Think of Italian: It's a language, but it's also a nationality." Kat also offers this insight: "Because many Latin American countries were colonized by Spain, many folks don't feel the need or want to identify with a term that indicates them belonging to Spain." Bustle / Via youtube.com To sum it all up, Kat says, "It's important to remember that none of these forms of identity are perfect. And that's because they are socially constructed and mostly only used in the U.S. They also lead people to assume that Latino or Hispanic is a race, when that's not true."