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- proper n. Those parts of the Americas which speak Spanish or Portuguese, Latin-derived languages: South America, Central America, Mexico, and most islands of the Carribean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. That part of the American continents that speak Spanish, Portuguese, or French; the part of the American continents south of the United States.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
From French Amérique latine thought to be coined by French Emperor Napoleon III. (Wiktionary)