Mesoamerica

geographical name
Me·​so·​amer·​i·​ca | \ ˌme-zō-ə-ˈmer-i-kə How to pronounce Mesoamerica (audio) , ˌmē-, -sō- \

Definition of Mesoamerica

region extending from modern northwestern Mexico approximately to El Salvador that was occupied during pre-Columbian times by peoples (such as the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs) with shared cultural features

Other Words from Mesoamerica

Mesoamerican \ ˌme-​zō-​ə-​ˈmer-​i-​kən How to pronounce Mesoamerican (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sō-​ \ adjective

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“Mesoamerica.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mesoamerica. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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