To begin, where is Latin America? Geographically, the term refers to a set of nations belonging to the regions of North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Culturally and linguistically, Latin America is defined as nations in the Americas and the Caribbean whose residents predominantly speak Spanish or Portuguese—two of the many languages descended from Latin. This definition has proven to be difficult, as there are many nations that are not considered part of Latin America despite their geographic locales. Likewise, many of these nations do not predominantly speak Spanish or Portuguese. There are also other nations that are geographically and culturally related to Latin America, but that are political territories of other nations—such as Puerto Rico, which remains a territory of the United States. New York: J.
Latins (Italic tribe)
"Hispanic" vs. "Latino" vs "Latin"
Latin alphabet. Latin America. See more words from the same century. Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Latin.
Which word means what? And when should each word be used? It can be confusing, especially for non-Hispanics, but here is a definitive glossary for these terms as they are currently used.
The Latins Latin : Latini , sometimes known as the Latians , were an Italic tribe which included the early inhabitants of the city of Rome. Their language, Latin , belonged to the Italic branch of Indo-European. Their material culture, known as the Latial culture , was a distinctive subset of the Proto-Villanovan culture that appeared in parts of the Italian peninsula in the first half of the 12th century BC.