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Ibero-America designates the areas of America colonized by the Iberian peoples – Portuguese and Spaniards – and stamped with their ideological and institutional heritage. The strong influence of the Iberian cultural heritage comes to expression in the preservation of the Spanish language in the areas colonized by Spain and of the Portuguese language in Brazil, colonized by the Portuguese, as well as in the Iberian form of Catholicism that dominated until the 19th century. Only the…

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Franzen, Beatriz V., “Ibero-America”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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