Central America


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Central America

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.

Central America

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)

Cen′tral Amer′ica


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South AmericaCentral 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
El Salvador, Republic of El Salvador, Salvador - a republic on the Pacific coast of Central America
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
Translations
Střední Amerika
Mellemamerika
Keski-Amerikka
Srednja Amerika
Közép-Amerika
中央アメリカ
중앙 아메리카
Centralamerika
อเมริกากลาง
vùng Trung Mỹ

Central America

nl'America centrale

Central America

أَمْرِيكا الوُسْطَى Střední Amerika Mellemamerika Mittelamerika Κεντρική Αμερική Centroamérica Keski-Amerikka Amérique centrale Srednja Amerika America Centrale 中央アメリカ 중앙 아메리카 Midden-Amerika Mellom-Amerika Ameryka Środkowa América Central Центральная Америка Centralamerika อเมริกากลาง Orta Amerika vùng Trung Mỹ 中美洲
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But he's written a wonderful story, telling how he happened to come across the ancient manuscripts in the tomb of some old Indian whose mummy he unearthed on a trip to Central America.
These devoted men set off at once; and the railroad, which will soon cross the whole of Central America, took them as far as St.
No two marine faunas are more distinct, with hardly a fish, shell, or crab in common, than those of the eastern and western shores of South and Central America; yet these great faunas are separated only by the narrow, but impassable, isthmus of Panama.
A private expedition to make excavations among the ruined cities of Central America is, it seems, about to sail from Liverpool.
The expedition to Central America sailed on the twenty-first.
He made England too hot to hold him, fled to Central America, and died there in 1876 of yellow fever.
She will have to write and translate for a great scholar, who is studying mysterious inscriptions--hieroglyphics, I think they are called--found among the ruins of Central America. It's really no laughing matter, Francine!
The "Oil Refining Industry in South and Central America 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
"His invaluable background supervising logistics and customer service, coupled with his extensive experience in Central America, will drive our strategic development in the region."
Lower than average rainfall in June and July has led to major crop losses for small-scale maize and bean farmers in Central America's "Dry Corridor", which runs through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.
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