Definition of Central American in English:

Central American

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Central America, its people, or its languages.

    ‘a panel of Central American manufacturers’
    • ‘Along with Caribbean and Central American dishes, your dining experience can include Italian, Mexican, German, Thai, or Japanese.’
    • ‘Today, the marimba is used in Central American folk-music.’
    • ‘Runner beans are of South or Central American origin.’
    • ‘Central American leaders are winding down the summit.’
    • ‘The next chapter looks at the film as the "reinvention of a central American myth".’
    • ‘Central American natives like the Aztec, Inca and Maya developed games using teams, balls, and targets.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of any of the countries of Central America.

    ‘the Central Americans qualified for their first Olympic soccer tournament’
    • ‘Mexicans and Central Americans tend to snack less than U.S. citizens and Canadians, preferring to eat only at mealtimes.’
    • ‘He saw his people as Central Americans, and as a Central American, he felt the necessity to help.’
    • ‘The Central Americans have lined up warm-up friendlies against fellow finalists before their tournament opener.’
    • ‘With four points and Spain officially eliminated, the Central Americans are in the driver's seat to obtain a result that will seal their passage to the next round.’
    • ‘The area is now characterized by businesses that cater to Central Americans, including bakeries, restaurants, grocery stores, and social service organizations.’

Pronunciation

Central American

/ˌsɛntr(ə)l əˈmɛrɪk(ə)n/