Latin America

What is Latin America?


1.

Term used to describe countries in North, South and Central Americas where Spanish, Portuguese and French are spoken as official languages. (NB: don't mix up the terms "latin countries" with "underdevelopment countries", which are completely different in meaning.)

Although Guyana, Jamaica and Suriname are in South America and Caribbean region they are not latin contries as English and Dutch are their official languages.

2.

Term used to describe countries in Americas - North, South and Central Americas - where Spanish, Portuguese or French is spoken as official languages. (NB: pls don't mix up the terms latin countries with underdevelopment countries, which are completely different.)

Although Guiana, Jamaica and Suriname are in South America and Caribbean region they are not latin contries as English and Dutch are their official languages.

3.

The collective nations of Central America, South America, and a handful of countries from the Caribbean. Even such nations as Guiana, which only have a small population of citizens of Iberian descent (Spain, Portugal), are often considered part of Latin America.

I went to Latin America for summer vacation.

4.

All Countries south of the United States. The United States and Canada are NOT part of Latin America. Obviously in the Western Hemispere.

It is NOT limited to the areas that only speak Spanish!

To end the confusion, Jamaica, Haiti, Guiana, Suriname and Mexico are all part of Latin America.


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