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Latin America
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I. General; Geopolitics – II. Religious Affiliation – III. Christianity

I. General; Geopolitics

America, with an area of over 42,000,000 km2, is generally divided into North America, Central America, and South America. Latin America, a substantial part of the continent, comprises the countries originally colonized by Spain, France, and Portugal. The term covers South America and Central America together w…

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Dreher, Martin N., “Latin America”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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