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Latin America

noun
1.
the part of the American continents south of the United States in which Spanish, Portuguese, or French is officially spoken.
Related forms
Latin American, noun
Latin-American, noun, adjective
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  • Nowhere in the world has this progress been more marked than in Latin America.

  • Generalizations which apply to Latin America have no force in respect to Canada.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • The inhabitants of Latin America know them by bitter experience.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • I don't think much can be done in Latin America by threats or menaces.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • They also tried to increase their influence in Latin America and Asia.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
British Dictionary definitions for Latin America

Latin America

noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for Latin America

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Latin America in Culture

Latin America definition


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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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