Why Is South America Called Latin America?

3 August 2017, 16:50

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If the Romans spoke Latin and it was the Spanish who invaded South America then why is it called Latin America?

Mystery Hour Question

If the Romans spoke Latin and it was the Spanish who invaded South America then why's it called Latin America?

Lawrence, Woodford

Answer

Name: James O'Brien

Qualification: Looked it up for his daughter’s homework

Answer: Latin in this context refers to a country whose prevalent language has been derived from Latin, like Spanish and Italian.

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