What does Latino mean?

Definitions for Latino
ləˈti noʊ, læ-lati·no

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Latin American, Latinonoun

    a native of Latin America

  2. Latinoadjective

    an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages

  3. Hispanic, Latinoadjective

    related to a Spanish-speaking people or culture

    "the Hispanic population of California is growing rapidly"


  1. Latinonoun

    A person from Latin America.

  2. Latinonoun

    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. Latinoadjective

    Of Latin American descent.

  4. Etymology: 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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  1. lation

  2. talion

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  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. Eduardo Gamarra:

    People, Hispanics specifically, have always talked about the great potential the Hispanic vote can have in an election, this should call for an important reflection because we always put a lot of hop in the Latino vote, but if the pattern for the statistics continues, by November 2016, we'll have the same pattern of data.

  2. Cesar Miranda:

    It's just hard to believe that someone can have the heart to do that to somebody, to hurt someone just because they believe you're Mexican, believe you are Latino, or your skin color and just think you don't deserve to be here.

  3. Mercedes Schlapp:

    I have been in Republican politics for a long time and this is really the first presidential campaign where I have seen major investment into Latino outreach, republicans for a long time really have been hesitant to break into the Latino community and black community and court that vote.

  4. Paul Chavez:

    We made it a point to ensure that our listeners understood that the plight of African Americans is the plight of the Latino community, while we may come from different backgrounds, we share the same plight and we share the same dreams.

  5. Eric Coly.

    We get as detailed as possible. We want people to tell us,' I don't want just a Black therapist, I want someone from Ethiopia. I'm not just Latino, but I'm from El Salvador,'.

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