Share this entry

Share this page

Meso-America

Line breaks: Meso-America
Pronunciation: /ˌmɛsəʊəˈmɛrɪkə
 
, ˌmɛz-, ˌmiːs-, ˌmiːz-/

Definition of Meso-America in English:

The central region of America, from central Mexico to Nicaragua, especially as a region of ancient civilizations and native cultures before the arrival of the Spanish.

Derivatives

Meso-American

1
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • My all-time favourite skull would be a run-of-the-mill, Meso-American, Aztec or Mayan Quetzecoatl skull.
  • The Meso-Americans believed that Tepeu, the ‘Creator’ and the Forefathers, a group of great sages and thinkers created their world and everything in it.
  • Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, medieval Islam and the Meso-American peoples devised astonishing mathematical techniques and created amazing technologies.

Definition of Meso-America in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure