Which European culture is the most influential in Latin America?
I like when an American person asks a question and then another
American answers it. First of all the guy who asked the question
answered it right away what European culture is most influental in
Latin American the answer is well Latin culture what else. why do
you think Latin America is called that, because of mayans or aztecs
?? lol. Latin culture originated in Europe in the province of
Latium some 3000 years ago. and those same people or the original
Latins created Rome, one of the cities that will later shape the
Roman Empire and future Latin culture as well as the course of the
World. Spanish, Portuguese or Italian are just subcultures the same
way that their languages all derived from Latin.
As for the calendar we use today, also the false information
from the person that posted the answer previously. we didnt adopt
our calendar from mayans because it was created before the people
of the Old World (Europeans) even knew about the mayans or aztecs.
it was the roman calendar that people use today with 2 major
revisions from Gaius Julius Caesar (Julian calendar or old
calendar) and later on Pope Gregory XII (Gregorian calendar or new
calendar). Even the word calendar derived from the Latin word
Kalendae="the called" which depicted the first day of every
In short some other influences have shaped the Latin American
culture as such but the core of it is Latin Culture ergo Latin
America. pretty much the same way that Anglo America was shaped by
northwestern European culture.
Latin America is mainly based on the cultures of the Spanish and
Portuguese. But if you choose to include the Caribbean, it is based
on strong African influences as well.
In Mexico, the Incas and Aztecs had huge civilizations. They
developed their own form of writing and our calendar is based of
Other little influences are French, British, and from the
Netherlands. But it is mainly Spanish and Portuguese.