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  • proper n. The depiction of Spain and Spaniards (or, by extension, all Hispanics and their countries of origin) as bloodthirsty and cruel, greedy and fanatical.


The term was calqued from Spanish, where it was coined as Leyenda Negra by Julián Juderías in his 1914 book La leyenda negra y la verdad histórica (The Black Legend and Historical Truth). (Wiktionary)


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