Useful Notes: Latin America

Useful Notes on those places that are in the more Latin-influenced parts of the Americas.

Latin America is a name that has gained prominence in the XIX century thanks to the French who were the first to propose the term, as its name implies, is the part of America that was mostly influenced by contries of Latin heritage (Spain, Portugal and France), however in culture only some parts of the Francophone would be considered as Latin while the others are more Anglo influenced.

As a whole, Latin America englobes most of the eponymous continent from Mexico to Argentina, its historically and culturally the Latin countries are catholic, however there has been an increase of the Adventist in various countries.

The term itself has provoked some problems regarding the usage of the name latin or latino, given that these terms are also used commonly to refer to the people born in Latin America although they originally meant someone born in Latium, Italy.

Note: Guyana, Surinam and Belize have been removed from this list due to the fact that they are primarily Indo-Caribbean rather than Latin American in culture.

Countries and Commonwealths

Mexico and Central America

The Hispanophone Caribbean

The Francophone Caribbean

South America

Andean Nations

The Southern Cone

In Their Own League

See also


Alternative Title(s):

Lat Am