Latin America

[ lat-nuh-mer-i-kuh ]

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

Origin of Latin America

1
First recorded in 1890–95

Other words from Latin America

  • Lat·in A·mer·i·can, adjective, noun

Words Nearby Latin America

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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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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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