Definition of Peninsulares
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In the colonial caste system of Spanish America and Spanish Philippines, a peninsular (, pl. peninsulares) was a Spanish-born Spaniard or mainland Spaniard residing in the New World or the Spanish East Indies, as opposed to a person of full Spanish descent born in the Americas or Philippines, who were known as criollos. The word "peninsular" makes reference to the Iberian Peninsula in Europe, where Spain is located.
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