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Middle America
Middle America

Middle America is a region in the mid-latitudes of the Americas. In southern North America, it comprises Mexico, the nations of Central America, and the Caribbean. Using this geographical model, the region of Northern America is to the north, while South America is to the southeast. Rarely, Colombia and Venezuela are also included in Middle America. This term has multiple meanings: it is used by ethnographers to refer to Mesoamerica extended to include its peripheral culture sub-areas, such as northeast and northwest Mexico, the Caribbean coast of Central America, and the Isthmus of Panama. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... World map showing the Americas CIA map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Map of Central America Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. ... West Indian redirects here. ... Geography (from the Greek words Ge (γη) or Gaea (γαια), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γραφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity. ... Northern America is a name for the parts of North America besides Mexico when Mexico is considered as Latin America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


In English, the term may also occasionally be used as a translation of the term Mesoamerica[1], an ancient culture region situated in Middle America extending approximately from central Mexico to northern Costa Rica.[2] However, nowadays the two are not synonymous. The cultural areas of Mesoamerica The term Mesoamérica is used to refer to a geographical region that extends roughly from the Tropic of Cancer in central Mexico down through Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua to northwestern Costa Rica, and which is characterized by the particular cultural homogeneity... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


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Merriam-Webster, originally known as the G. & C. Merriam Company of Springfield, Massachusetts, is a United States company that publishes reference books, especially dictionaries that are descendants of Noah Websters An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828). ... The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is generally regarded as the most comprehensive and scholarly dictionary of the English language. ...

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The cultural areas of Mesoamerica The term Mesoamérica is used to refer to a geographical region that extends roughly from the Tropic of Cancer in central Mexico down through Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua to northwestern Costa Rica, and which is characterized by the particular cultural homogeneity... Oasisamerica was a broad cultural area in pre-Columbian North America. ... Aridoamerica is a term used to describe the northern region of Mexico, in contrast to Mesoamerica (the south). ... The Americas, also known as America, are the lands of the western hemisphere, composed of numerous entities and regions variably defined by geography, politics, and culture. ... The trench lies at the convergence of the Pacific, Cocos, Nazca, North American, and Caribbean plates The Middle America Trench is an oceanic trench in the eastern Pacific Ocean, stretching from central Mexico to Costa Rica. ...

 
 

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