Panamanians are by far the biggest beer consumers in Latin America, but not when it comes to the good stuff. Abbreviation: L See more. Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License During the Middle Ages and until comparatively recent times, Latin was the language most widely used in the West for scholarly and literary purposes. denoting or pertaining to those peoples, as the Italians, French, Spanish, Portuguese, etc., using languages derived from Latin, especially the peoples of Central and South America: of or relating to Latium, its inhabitants, or their language. of or relating to people of Latin American origin or descent, especially those living in the United States (used in place of the masculine form. Latinx/Latino/Latina "Latinx" is a gender-neutral term used in lieu of "Latino" or "Latina" to refer to a person of Latin American descent. From the Latin translation of the Vulgate Bible of Psalm 130, of which it is a traditional title in Roman Catholic liturgy. before 950; Middle English, Old English