Latin America

[ lat-nuh-mer-i-kuh ]
/ ˈlæt n əˈmɛr ɪ kə /

noun

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

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Origin of Latin America

First recorded in 1890–95

OTHER WORDS FROM Latin America

Lat·in A·mer·i·can, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Latin America

Latin America

noun

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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Cultural definitions for Latin America

Latin America

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

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