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A former Spanish viceroyalty (1521-1821) in North America, including the southwest United States, Mexico, Central America north of Panama, and some West Indian islands. It also included the islands of the Philippines.
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(Historical Terms) a Spanish viceroyalty of the 16th to 19th centuries, composed of Mexico, Central America north of Panama, the Spanish West Indies, the southwestern US, and the Philippines
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a former Spanish viceroyalty (1535–1821) including Central America N of Panama, Mexico, the West Indies, the SW United States, and the Philippines.
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