What does Latino mean?

Definitions for Latino
ləˈti noʊ, læ-Lati·no

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Latino.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Latin American, Latino(noun)

    a native of Latin America

  2. Latino(adj)

    an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages

  3. Hispanic, Latino(adj)

    related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

    "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"


  1. Latino(Noun)

    A person from Latin America.

  2. Latino(Noun)

    A person residing in the United States, who is of Latin American descent.

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

  3. Latino(Adjective)

    Of Latin American descent.

  4. Origin: From latino , from latinoamericano (Latin American), from 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).


  1. Latino

    Latino is a term used chiefly in the United States to refer to people of Latin American extraction or descent, though the term has also been incorrectly used as a synonym for Hispanic. Hispanic is a narrower term which only refers to persons of Spanish-speaking origin or ancestry, while "Latino" is more frequently used to refer more generally to anyone of Latin American origin or ancestry, including Brazilians. The term latino is used to refer to males only or a combination of males and females in a group, whereas the term Latina is used to refer to females only. The U.S. Government has defined Hispanic or Latino persons as being "persons who trace their origin or descent to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central and South America, and other Spanish cultures." The United States Census uses the ethnonym Hispanic or Latino to refer to "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race." The Census Bureau also explains that "[o]rigin can be viewed as the heritage, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the person’s ancestors before their arrival in the United States. People who identify their origin as Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish may be of any race." The AP Stylebook's recommended usage of Latino includes not only persons of Spanish-speaking ancestry, but also more generally includes persons "from -- or whose ancestors were from -- . . . Latin America, including Brazilians."

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Anagrams for Latino »

  1. lation, talion

How to pronounce Latino?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Latino in sign language?

  1. latino


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Latino in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Latino in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Latino in a Sentence

  1. Arturo Vargas:

    The next president of the United States will be elected by the Latino community.

  2. Reed Galen:

    The issue isn’t getting [Latino voters] fired up, it’s getting them to show up.

  3. Arturo Carmona:

    What we learned today is that Hillary Clinton’s firewall with Latino voters is a myth.

  4. Vice President Biden:

    This is not a black or Asian America or Latino America, this is the United States of America.

  5. Ed Mullins:

    What is the difference between that and refusing to serve someone who is black or Latino or Asian.

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