(n.) = Spanish-speaking ; Spanish-language speaker. Ex: Recent studies suggest that reading in Spanish may have positive effects on the reading attitudes and academic abilities of Spanish-speaking children and adolescents in the US. Ex: We have bilingual staff that can assist with Spanish-language speakers. ---- * hispanohablantes = Spanish-speaking people. (n.) = Spanish-speaking people. Ex: The influx of large numbers of Spanish-speaking people has brought to the surface feelings of antagonism on the part established residents, who feel threatened by the 'encroachment' of 'have-nots' into their neighborhoods.