Latin America

Latin America

noun
the part of the American continents south of the United States in which Spanish, Portuguese, or French is officially spoken.

Latin American, adjective, noun
Latin-American, noun, adjective
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Latin America
 
n
those areas of America whose official languages are Spanish and Portuguese, derived from Latin: South America, Central America, Mexico, and certain islands in the Caribbean

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Latin America
see Latin.
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Cultural Dictionary

Latin America definition


A term applied to all of the Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking nations south of the United States.

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latin america

history of the region from the pre-Columbian period and including colonization by the Spanish and Portuguese beginning in the 15th century, the 19th-century wars of independence, and developments to the end of World War II.

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