The city of Latina is still located in Europe.
Latino is the ablative inflection of Latinus / Latini. It's simply means you can somehow link yourself to the Roman Latins or Latium. It doesn't say what that link is, what's changed or how much is left. That link can be blood, language, religion or just about anything else you can think of.
It's always best to use someones modern nationality. However, if someone is of European descent, it's more respectful to call them Latin (Latine, Latini or Latian) if you really must. But above all, no one from the Americas should use the term Latino when talking about a person born in Europe.
· 9 months ago