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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.
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Related formsLatin American, nounLat·in-A·mer·i·can, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of 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.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • Likewise she is sure of internal peace and is the only really war-tight, revolution-proof country in Latin-America.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • Most of Latin-America has not yet learned that the intellect, like the nation, cannot exist half slave and half free.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • The fundamental difficulties in Mexico were not peculiar to that country nor indeed to Latin-America.


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

Latin America

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

latin america in Culture

Latin America

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

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