Countries in America, where ‘Romance languages’ (Spanish, Portuguese, & to an extent, French) of ‘Latin’ descent, find predominance are known as Latin American. They include parts of North America (Mexico), Central and South America. This term was established in the 19th Century, owing to the influence of colonization by Latin-European countries in the American region.
It is interesting to see how the marks left by their colonizers have become the basis of their identity today. Latin-America, with its fair share of ups and downs, is known for diversity in culture and natural resources, popularity in sports, urbanization (80% of the population lives in cities), disparity in distribution of wealth and yet 7 of its countries found their way on Business Insider’s list of ‘Happiest Countries in the World’.
Below are some of the important countries which belong to the Latin American region –
India is an active trade partner of various Latin-American countries, with sectors like pharmaceuticals, automobile, oil, energy, technology on the forefront. Although dominated by a few major languages, it is essential to know the difference between Spanish spoken in Spain and in Latin America. When it comes to communication, it is crucial to use Brazilian Portuguese Translation Services, owing to the differences between Portuguese spoken in Europe and Brazil.
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