This term was created by Paul Kirchoff in 1943. It is a cultural and geographic term identifying a region limited by aboriginal farming. This region does not extend into the deserts of northern Mexico, and goes eastward as far as Mayan speakers and their cultural and economical influence.

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  • Mesoamérica — Denominación geohistórica que designa la parte de México y América Central en que se desarrollaron las grandes culturas prehispánicas: «Cuando el conquistador español llegó en el siglo xvi, encontró en Mesoamérica un conjunto de rasgos culturales …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Mesoamerica — 1948, from MESO (Cf. meso ) + AMERICA (Cf. America) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mesoamerica — [mes΄ō ə mer′i kə, mez΄ō ə mer′i ka] region including parts of modern Mexico and Central America, formerly inhabited by various ancient and pre Columbian Indian civilizations Mesoamerican adj …   English World dictionary

  • Mesoamérica — Para otros usos de este término, véase región mesoamericana. Mosaico de diversos rasgos característicos de Mesoamérica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mesoamerica — This article is about the culture area. For other uses, see Mesoamerica (disambiguation). Mesoamerica or Meso America (Spanish: Mesoamérica) is a region and culture area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesoamérica — Se denomina Mesoamérica (Es decir: América Intermedia) a aquella región del continente americano que comprende aproximadamente a México (exceptuando a aquellos Estados que colindan con los EEUU, más los estados de San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mesoamerica —    Cultural and ecological region within Central America but with a northern boundary within central Mexico. The fluidity of boundaries here, as elsewhere, militate against drawing absolute distinctions. For example, if “Central America” is open… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • Mesoamerica — geographical name region of S North America that was occupied during pre Columbian times by peoples (as the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs) with shared cultural features • Mesoamerican adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mesoamerica — Mesoamerican, adj., n. /mez oh euh mer i keuh, mes , mee zoh , soh /, n. 1. Anthropol., Archaeol. the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua in which diverse pre Columbian civilizations flourished. 2. (loosely) …   Universalium

  • Mesoamerica — noun The region comprising the southern part of Mexico along with the countries of Central America …   Wiktionary

  • Mesoamerica — Mes•o•a•mer•i•ca or Mes•o A•mer•i•ca [[t]ˌmɛz oʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kə, ˌmɛs , ˌmi zoʊ , soʊ [/t]] n. 1) ara ant the area extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua where pre Columbian civilizations flourished 2) Central America… …   From formal English to slang

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