Talk:Latin America

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Black Nicaraguans[edit]

This article is incorrect in that it states Nicaragua has 0% black people. This is not true, about 10% of Nicaragua's population is black, it has the most black people(in terms of numbers not percentages) of any Central American country.


The definition of Latin America needs to be adjusted to Include the USA[edit]

The USA is the 2nd country in the World by number of Spanish Speakers. The USA is an important and an active part of the Hispanic/Latin universe. The word "Predominant" excludes the USA from a well deserved place in Latin America.

If there is a valid source that includes a definition that matches your idea, then it could be added (for example, if it is defined by amount of Spanish/Portuguese/French speaking inhabitants rather than just predominant language), or if there is a good source that support that the term Latin America includes USA in some definition, interpretation or usage, but if there is no reference for an alternative definition, I don't think we should adapt it, since we would be creating content. Linkcisco (talk) 14:49, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

Languages query[edit]

Can someone explain why we have "Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Welsh, Yiddish, Chinese, Japanese" etc listed as languages spoken "mainly" here? I have no doubt that there are at least some "Italian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Welsh, Yiddish, Chinese, Japanese" speakers in Latin America, but it's strange to list these languages when they are not majority in any countries/territories in the region. Alssa1 (talk) 14:03, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes I agree --the list is highly misleading. Rjensen (talk) 14:06, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Fixed This is uncontroversial, and a simple fix. Carlstak (talk) 14:34, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Brazil is latin but Belize is not?[edit]

Does anyone else find this strange. Neither speak Spanish, Brazil speaks Brazilian Portuguese and Belize speaks English, culturally of course they are worlds apart, but then again so are Uruguay and Nicaragua. So why the discrepancy? 2.81.166.210 (talk) 19:40, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

And while of course one can say Latin America as in speaking a romance language, what about Paraguay? There are many spanish speakers there but the most widely spoken language there is Quechua and not Spanish. Quechua of course not being a romance language. 2.81.166.210 (talk) 19:49, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

Should be Canada be include as a Latin American Country[edit]

The article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_America starts with this statement:

Latin America[a] is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

But later on every text and image leaves Canada outside of Latin America. I could not find a discussion about this on wikipedia, so I'm wondering if this subject was taken into consideration or if it just has never been noted.

I believe leaving Canada outside the list of countries makes the article inconsistent, so I propose either add Canda to the article or explain why should not be considered. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lobowinter (talkcontribs) 12:59, 28 November 2019 (UTC)