Latino meaning

lə-tēnō, lă-, lä-
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A Latin American.
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A person of Latin-American ancestry, often one living in the United States.
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A Latin American.
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A usually Spanish-speaking person of Latin American birth or descent who lives in the U.S.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Latinos.

Latino music.

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Alternative capitalization of Latino.
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Of Latin American descent.
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A person, especially and usually a male, from Latin America. (Compare Latina.)

Latinos have quickly become the largest ethnic minority in the United States.

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Origin of latino

  • Short for Spanish latinoamericano Latin-American from latino Latin from Latin Latīnus Latin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish latino adj, from Spanish latinoamericano (Latin American), from Latin latinus (pertaining to Latium, the region of Italy around Rome), possibly from Proto-Indo-European base *stela- (to spread, to extend, hence flat country as opposed to mountainous).

    From Wiktionary