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Posted by ESC on January 04, 2001

In Reply to: LATIN AMERICA posted by Jackie on January 03, 2001

: Where does this name come from? Why was it named this?

According to my trusty World Book Encyclopedia, Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America, and the islands of the West Indies) is called Latin America because most of its people speak Spanish, Portuguese, or French, each of which developed from Latin.