Latina

noun
La·​ti·​na | \ lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce Latina (audio) \

Definition of Latina

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a woman or girl who is a native or inhabitant of Latin America
2 : a woman or girl of Latin American origin living in the U.S.

Latina

geographical name
La·​ti·​na | \ lä-ˈtē-nä How to pronounce Latina (audio) \

Definition of Latina (Entry 2 of 2)

commune southeast of Rome in central Italy population 117,892

Other Words from Latina

Noun

Latina adjective

First Known Use of Latina

Noun

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Latina

Noun

American Spanish, feminine of latino Latino

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The first known use of Latina was in 1972

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“Latina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latina. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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Latina

noun
How to pronounce Latina (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Latina

: a woman or girl who was born in or lives in South America, Central America, or Mexico or a woman or girl in the U.S. whose family is originally from South America, Central America, or Mexico

Latina

noun
La·​ti·​na | \ lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce Latina (audio) \

Kids Definition of Latina

: a woman or girl born or living in Latin America or of Latin-American origin living in the United States

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