Latin (disambiguation)

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Latin is an Italic language, originally spoken in ancient Rome and its empire.

Latin may also refer to:


  • Latins, the Italic or Romance peoples collectively across various historical periods
  • Latins (Middle Ages), common name for followers of Western Christianity during the Middle Ages
  • Latin Americans, the citizens of the Latin American countries and dependencies
  • Latin Europeans, citizens of Latin Europe countries and dependencies

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  • Latin languages or Romance languages, modern languages that evolved from Vulgar Latin
  • Latin alphabet, writing system used by the ancient Romans
  • Latin script, writing system used for most contemporary European languages
  • Old Latin, Latin language before 75 BC
  • Classical Latin, literary Latin language of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire
  • Late Latin, written Latin of late antiquity
  • Vulgar Latin, non-standard Latin language variety spoken by the people of Ancient Rome
  • Medieval Latin, Latin language of the Medieval era
  • Renaissance Latin, Latin language of the Renaissance era
  • Neo-Latin, revival of the Latin language between c. 1375 and c. 1900
  • Contemporary Latin, the form of the Latin language used since the end of the 19th century


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