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noun
  1. the Spanish-speaking countries south of the U.S.: Mexico, Central America (with the exception of Belize), South America (with the exceptions of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Suriname), and most of the West Indies.
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  • Similar conditions may be pointed to in Peru and other countries of Spanish-America.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock

  • Just the book for the merchant dealing with Spanish-America.

    The Boat Club

    Oliver Optic

  • Spanish-America has twelve republics and eight thousand miles of coast line on the Pacific ocean.

    Prowling about Panama

    George A. Miller

  • This body was the supreme legislative and judicial authority, under the king, of Spanish-America.

  • The hill upon which the hacienda stood was one of those singular eminences known in Spanish-America by the name of mesa (table).


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Spanish America

noun
  1. the parts of America colonized by Spaniards from the 16th century onwards and now chiefly Spanish-speaking: includes all of South America (except Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana, and Surinam), Central America (except Belize), Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and a number of small Caribbean islands
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