= ラティーノを指す、gender neutralな表現。
Latinx (plural Latinxs)
- (chiefly US, see usage note) A Latin person (of any gender); a Latino or Latina. quotations ▼
- Latinx is used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latino and Latina, including in the plural (where Latinxs can replace long phrases like Latinos and Latinas, or the use of Latinos alone to refer to mixed-gender group, which some feminists dislike), by younger Hispanic people, and by non-binary Hispanic people. Some Hispanic people object to Latinx, however, considering it too English and too little used in Spanish, or disliking its gender-neutrality. One poll of 508 people found that only 2% chose the term as the one term that best described them. A few speakers use Latine (using the vowel e that is midway between -o and -a) as an alternative, saying it is more pronounceable in Spanish.
We've been using the term "Latinx" on NPR's Code Switch podcast regularly. But new research shows it hasn't really caught on among Latino adults in the U.S.: While one in four have heard of the term, only 3% use it.