White Argentine

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The phrase White Argentine or White Argentinian is used to describe the totality of all ethnicities (colectividades in Spanish) of predominantly European/Middle Eastern descent in Argentina. This is an artificial concept without any scientific value and is most frequently used in English-language texts, usually in an ideological and often in a racist context. The Spanish equivalent (argentino blanco) is neither an official term, nor currently used in common speech. Sometimes Criollo is used, but this was originally only used for unmixed descendants of Spaniards, born in the Americas.