is the portion of the Americas comprising countries and regions where Romance languages—languages that derived from Latin—such as Spanish, French and Portuguese are predominantly spoken. The term is used for those places brought under the Spanish Empire, French Empire and the Portuguese Empire in Brazil. Parts of the United States where Romance languages are primarily spoken are not usually included due to the country as a whole being a part of Anglo-America,. The term is broader than categories such as Hispanic America
, which specifically refers to Spanish-speaking countries; and Ibero-America
, which specifically refers to both Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries. The term is also more recent in origin.