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La·ti·no(lə-tē′nō, lă-, lä-)
n. pl. La·ti·nos
1. A member of one of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas.
2. A descendant of any of these peoples, especially when living in the United States. See Usage Note at Hispanic.
[Short for Spanish latinoamericano, Latin-American, from latino, Latin, from Latin Latīnus; see Latin.]
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n, pl -nos
(Peoples) US an inhabitant of the US who is of Latin American origin
Laˈtina fem n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. of or pertaining to Spain or Spanish-speaking countries.
2. Also, Hispan′ic-Amer′ican. of or pertaining to Hispanics.n.
3. Also, Hispan′ic Amer′ican. a U.S. citizen or resident of Spanish or Latin-American descent.
[1575–85; < Latin hispānicus. See Hispania, -ic]
usage: The terms Hispanic and Latino have the same meaning, though Latino is more informal. Both terms more commonly refer to a person from Latin America rather than one from Spain.
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|Noun||1.||Latino - a native of Latin America |
Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
transmigrante - a Latin American who buys used goods in the United States and takes them to Latin America to sell
|2.||Latino - an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages|
artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Latino sine flexione - Latino without inflectional morphology
|Adj.||1.||Latino - related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture; "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"|
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