Af·​ro-La·​ti·​na ˌa-frō-lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce Afro-Latina (audio)
variants or less commonly Afro Latina
plural Afro-Latinas also Afro Latinas
: a Black woman or girl of African ancestry who is a native or inhabitant of Latin America
Charo Mina-Rojas talks African history in Latin America and the specific struggles of Afro-Latinas in Colombia.The Real News Network
: a Black woman or girl of Latin American origin and African ancestry living in the U.S.
"I think it's just indicative that the doors are opening," [Ariana] DeBose told the press. "It's an honor to be seen, it's an honor to be an Afro-Latina—an openly queer woman of color, a dancer, a singer, and an actor.Kaitlyn McNab
Afro-Latina adjective
or less commonly Afro Latina
Afro-Latina writers
took pride in her Afro-Latina heritage

Examples of Afro-Latina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Mansur, embracing different music genres has helped Ludmilla become the most listened to Afro-Latina artist in the world, and the first to reach the one-billion plays cap on Spotify. Felipe Maia, Rolling Stone, 6 May 2024 Luna Magic Founded by the Afro-Latina Frías sisters, this indie beauty brand has a range of products for the eyes, lips, and face. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 12 Oct. 2023 Ayala — who identifies as Afro-Latina, Lebanese and Irish — aimed to be the first woman of color to hold a statewide office in Virginia during her unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor that same year. Antonio Olivo, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 National Holistic Healing Center — Washington, DC View this post on Instagram A post shared by National Holistic (@nationalholisticdc) Founded by Afro-Latina biomedical researcher and entrepreneur Dr. Chanda Macias, the National Holistic Healing Center is an entire experience. Ashley Garcia Lezcano,, 20 Apr. 2023 The Afro-Latina performer starred in a Super Bowl commercial earlier this month that featured a meal for couples. Leslie Patton, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2023

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'Afro-Latina.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afro-Latina was in 1994

Dictionary Entries Near Afro-Latina

Cite this Entry

“Afro-Latina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!