primarily a written form  ;
often read as
ˌa-frō-lə-ˈtē-ˌneks How to pronounce Afro-Latinx (audio)
variants or less commonly Afro Latinx
: of, relating to, or characterized by Latin American and Black African heritage
used as a gender-neutral alternative to Afro-Latina or Afro-Latino
After success in countless series … Torres felt she was within her rights to flex her full identity when she created, produced and starred in the Suits spinoff Pearson, infusing her already beloved character Jessica Pearson with an Afro-Latinx heritage much like her own first-generation upbringing.Maiysha Kai

Examples of Afro-Latinx in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eccentric and fellow streetwear creative/podcast personality Prisma Pantoja curate a day of Latinx and Afro-Latinx joy featuring words by digital creator and model Genai Nakama, Mi Vida owner and creative director Noelle Reyes and Toni Mundo. Kamren Curiel, Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2023 In Los Angeles, Afro Salvadorans can find allyship within other Afro-Latinx communities, Funes explains. Ingrid Cruz, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2014, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Afro-Latinx was in 2014

Dictionary Entries Near Afro-Latinx

Cite this Entry

“Afro-Latinx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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