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 (mĕz′ō-ə-mĕr′ĭ-kə, mĕs′-)
A region extending south and east from central Mexico to include parts of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In pre-Columbian times it was inhabited by diverse civilizations, including the Maya and the Olmec.

Mes′o·a·mer′i·can adj. & n.


(ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə) or


(Placename) another name for Central America
ˌMesoaˈmerican, ˌMeso-Aˈmerican adj, n


or Mes•o-A•mer•i•ca

(ˌmɛz oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zoʊ-, -soʊ-)

1. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua where pre-Columbian civilizations flourished.
2. Central America.
Mes`o•a•mer′i•can, adj., n.
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Noun1.Mesoamerica - Mexico and Central AmericaMesoamerica - Mexico and Central America    
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
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The meeting highlighted the relevance of the AMIST update, to implement the lines of action in the sector for the development of more than 230 million Mesoamericans, through effective regional partnerships to increase digital connectivity through the telecommunications infrastructure and thus contribute to the implementation of SDG 17 on partnerships for development.
The conquistadors also benefited immensely from internal rivalries among the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans, and the catastrophic spread of disease.
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According to McGovern, early Mesoamericans likely consumed the cacao tree's fruit because the seeds were bitter.
In the same way that cartoonists use bubbles to create dialogue, ancient Mesoamericans used lines as speech scrolls.
Spanish explorers in the 1500s reported that the Mesoamericans mixed cocoa with water, maize, chili, and honey.
Holding a prominent role in Mesoamerican culture and history, the Mesoamericans believed their success and survival depended on the outcome of the game.
By failing to transcend the limits of a literary analysis, the authors miss much of the dynamic context in which ancient Mesoamericans created, transmitted, and understood their myths.
As William Christian has shown, the saints in sixteenth-century Castile were widely regarded as the resident patrons of their communities, very much in the same way as the tutelary deities were perceived by Mesoamericans. Most vows were made in response to some natural disaster, and, although men and women approached the saints as advocates of the community, some reports point to a belief that the saints were capable of inflicting harm on communities if the latter did not observe their sacred contracts.
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