Af·​ro-La·​ti·​no ˌa-frō-lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Afro-Latino (audio)
variants or less commonly Afro Latino
plural Afro-Latinos also Afro Latinos
: a Black person of African ancestry who is a native or inhabitant of Latin America
: a Black person of Latin American origin and African ancestry living in the U.S.
While some use the term Afro-Latino to merely reclaim their roots, [Bárbara Idalissee] Abadía-Rexach [Latina/Latino studies professor at San Francisco State University] said the term should also be used to challenge the anti-Black attitudes within Latinx communities in the US and abroad.Amir Vera and Alexander Pineda
Afro-Latino adjective
or less commonly Afro Latino
Afro-Latino identity/culture
the Afro-Latino community

Examples of Afro-Latino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Domingo would be the first ever Afro-Latino nominated as best actor. Clayton Davis, Variety, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afro-Latino was in 1974

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“Afro-Latino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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