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American Spanish

[ uh-mer-i-kuhn span-ish ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kən ˈspæn ɪʃ /
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noun

the collective Spanish dialects of the Americas, as spoken in Central America (with the exception of Belize), the Caribbean, South America (with the exceptions of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), and historically, the territory of the southwestern United States.

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Origin of American Spanish

First recorded in 1945–50
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