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Latin America

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

a native or inhabitant of Latin America
of or relating to Latin America or its inhabitants

Latin America

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

1862; see Latin (adj.). Related: Latin American (adj.), 1871.

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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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