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A region of southern North America extending from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and is linked to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.
Central American adj. & n.
(Placename) an isthmus joining the continents of North and South America, extending from the S border of Mexico to the NW border of Colombia and consisting of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Area: about 518 000 sq km (200 000 sq miles)
continental North America S of Mexico, usu. considered as comprising Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. 29,000,000; 227,933 sq. mi. (590,346 sq. km).
Cen′tral Amer′ican, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia|
Central American country, Central American nation - any one of the countries occupying Central America; these countries (except for Belize and Costa Rica) are characterized by low per capita income and unstable governments
Costa Rica, Republic of Costa Rica - a republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America
Guatemala, Republic of Guatemala - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; noted for low per capita income and illiteracy; politically unstable
Belize, British Honduras - a country on the northeastern coast of Central America on the Caribbean; formerly under British control
Honduras, Republic of Honduras - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; an early center of Mayan culture
Nicaragua, Republic of Nicaragua - a republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821
Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
America - North America and South America and Central America
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
Central American - a native or inhabitant of Central America
|2.||Central America - the nations of Central America collectively|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
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