EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

American English, first attested in the 1960's for a person of Spanish-speaking or Latin American ancestry (notably Mexican, Puertorican and Cuban), originally an (informal) shortened form of Spanish latinoamericano (Latin American, adj). Its appearance probably coincided with the colloquial use of Anglo (for a person of British or White US descent) and Afro (for a person of Black or African US descent).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ləˈtinoʊ/, /læˈtinoʊ/

AdjectiveEdit

Latino (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US) Of Latin American descent, Hispanic.

NounEdit

Latino (plural Latinos)

  1. (chiefly US) A person, especially and usually (interpreted as) a male, from Latin America, a Hispanic person. (Compare Latina.)
    Latinos have quickly become the largest ethnic minority in the United States.

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EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [laˈtino]
  • Rhymes: -ino
  • Hyphenation: La‧ti‧no

Proper nounEdit

Latino (accusative Latinon)

  1. Latin (the Latin language)

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spanish latino

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

Latino m (strong, genitive Latinos or Latino, plural Latinos, feminine Latina)

  1. Latino (person from Latin America)

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Latīnō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of Latīnus