- the part of the American continents south of the United States in which Spanish, Portuguese, or French is officially spoken.
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Examples from the Web for latin america
It is a market for the products of Latin-America and the Orient.The Industrial Canal and Inner Harbor of New Orleans
Thomas Ewing Dabney
Heroic has been the long struggle in Latin-America for self-government.
Likewise she is sure of internal peace and is the only really war-tight, revolution-proof country in Latin-America.
Most of Latin-America has not yet learned that the intellect, like the nation, cannot exist half slave and half free.
The fundamental difficulties in Mexico were not peculiar to that country nor indeed to Latin-America.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I
Burton J. Hendrick
- 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
Word Origin and History for latin america
1862; see Latin (adj.). Related: Latin American (adj.), 1871.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A term applied to all of the Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking nations south of the United States.
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