latin american

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

Latin American
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Latin America
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Latin America or its inhabitants

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Latin America definition


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

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