- the part of the American continents south of the United States in which Spanish, Portuguese, or French is officially spoken.
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- a native or inhabitant of Latin America
- of or relating to Latin America or its inhabitants
- 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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1862; see Latin (adj.). Related: Latin American (adj.), 1871.
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A term applied to all of the Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking nations south of the United States.
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