The immigration explosion of the Hispanic/Latino community in Alaska parallels that in the Western U.S. making the ethnic group the second largest minority group in the state. Spanish is the common language which binds the dispirit cultures represented in this group. It is also the Spanish language that ties them historically to some of the very earliest Spanish explorers of the "Great Land."
NUMBER OF HISPANICS OR LATINOS IN ALASKA BY ETHNICITY
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Data from the United States Census 2000 as reported in "Guide to Alaska's Cultures," by the Alaska Conservation Foundation, 2004, p. 82.