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What does LatinX mean?

Identity labels constantly change because society and identities themselves are in constant flux.  “LatinX” is an inclusive, gender-neutral term that refers to people of Spanish-speaking Latin American descent.  It is meant to replace Latino/a, or Latin@, but is often used interchangeably with “Hispanic” or “Chicana/o” (though Chicana/o refers only to people of Mexican descent, not all LatinX people).

Most agree that LatinX should be pronounced as if you were saying Latino but–obviously–replacing the last letter with X;  i.e.,  Lahteen X.  That said, you’ll probably hear it more often pronounced as Latin (the dead Roman language) X.


The Adams State LatinX * Caucus meets regularly to discuss  issues involving  the LatinX community and acts to promote diversity on campus.**  If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact Mari Centeno at

*See the post about what “LatinX” means

**See our Mission Statement