continental North America, S of Mexico, usually considered as comprising Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. 227,933 sq. mi. (590,346 sq. km).
- Central American, noun, adjective
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How to use Central America in a sentence
Likewise, Guatemala endured a bloody decades-long civil war after the 1954 coup that also destabilized Central America and has not made the United States look like the “good neighbor” it claims to be.Mixing diplomacy and spying would be poor strategy for U.S. | Jeff Rogg | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
A record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season landed a double blow of two hugely destructive storms in Central America.2020 Was a Year of Climate Extremes. What Can We Expect in 2021? | Ciara Nugent | December 31, 2020 | Time
Costa Rica on May 26 became the first country in Central America to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.
Hugging Central America’s Caribbean coast, Belize is a destination like no other.Your Personalized Guide to Belize's Best Adventures | Outside Editors | December 21, 2020 | Outside Online
The show casts a dozen dogs and their owners—or “partners,” as Vonn calls them—on a jet-setting journey around North America, Central America, and Europe.Lindsey Vonn Is Hosting a Reality TV Show with Dogs | Tim Neville | November 23, 2020 | Outside Online
They have pushed into just about every other corner of the Caribbean and Central America where airports exist.
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and one of the most bio-diverse and beautiful.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution | Nina Lakhani | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to Central America Data, it's a $390 million dollar a year industry.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When I was covering the wars in Central America, all of us knew that the archbishop would be killed.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint | Christopher Dickey | August 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And while Alliegro was on the lam in Central America, Rivera reportedly visited her several times.
Most of my observations are in keeping with Skutch's detailed report of the species in Central America.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
He was a man of talent, and employed by government as charge d'affaire to Central America.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
This variety of cigars, although of excellent flavor, is hardly known outside of Central America.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
They proceeded on their voyage, having obtained the services of an old buccaneer who knew the coast of Central America well.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
They also planted a few colonies along the coast of Central America, but at first these did not thrive.The Story of the Thirteen Colonies | H. A. (Hlne Adeline) Guerber
British Dictionary definitions for Central America
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)
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Cultural definitions for Central America
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