Mexico words 64 words

Some words related to Mexico -- its culture, history and geography.
  1. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
    Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
  2. Aztec
    a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
  3. Baja California
    a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico
  4. burrito
    a flour tortilla folded around a filling
  5. Campeche
    a Mexican state on the eastern part of the Gulf of Campeche
  6. Carlos Chavez
    Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
  7. Carlos Fuentes
    Mexican novelist (born in 1928)
  8. Chihuahua
    a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
  9. Ciudad Juarez
    a city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso
  10. Coahuila
    a state in northern Mexico; mostly high plateau
  11. criollo
    a Spanish American of pure European stock (usually Spanish)
  12. Culiacan
    a city in northwestern Mexico
  13. David Alfaro Siqueiros
    Mexican painter of murals depicting protest and revolution (1896-1974)
  14. Emiliano Zapata
    Mexican revolutionary who led a revolt for agrarian reforms (1879-1919)
  15. enchilada
    tortilla with meat filling baked in tomato sauce seasoned with chili
  16. Francisco Villa
    Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
  17. Guadalajara
    a city in southwestern Mexico; a popular health resort and site of architecture from the Spanish colonial era
  18. Guadalupe Island
    a Mexican island in the Pacific to the west of Baja California
  19. Gulf of California
    a gulf to the west of the mainland of Mexico
  20. Gulf of Mexico
    an arm of the Atlantic to the south of the United States and to the east of Mexico
  21. Hermosillo
    a city in northwestern Mexico near the Gulf of California
  22. Hernan Cortes
    Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
  23. Isthmus of Tehuantepec
    the narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast
  24. Jose Clemente Orozco
    Mexican painter noted for his monumental murals (1883-1949)
  25. Juarez
    a city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso
  26. maquiladora
    an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border); parts are shipped into Mexico and the finished product is shipped back across the border
  27. mariachi
    a group of street musicians in Mexico
  28. Maya
    a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
  29. Mayan
    a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
  30. Mesoamerica
    Mexico and Central America
  31. Mesoamerican
    of or relating to the people of Mesoamerica or their languages or cultures
  32. mestizo
    a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
  33. Mexicali
    a city in northwestern Mexico near the California border
  34. Mexican Revolution
    a revolution for agrarian reforms led in northern Mexico by Pancho Villa and in southern Mexico by Emiliano Zapata (1910-1911)
  35. Mexican Spanish
    the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico
  36. Mexicano
    a Mexican (or person of Mexican descent) living in the United States
  37. Mexico
    a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  38. Mexico City
    the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
  39. Monterrey
    an industrial city in northeastern Mexico
  40. NAFTA
    an agreement for free trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico; became effective in 1994 for ten years
  41. Nahuatl
    a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
  42. North American Free Trade Agreement
    an agreement for free trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico; became effective in 1994 for ten years
  43. Oaxaca
    a city of southeastern Mexico
  44. Olmec
    a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
  45. Orizaba
    a city of east central Mexico (west of Veracruz); a popular resort
  46. pelota
    a Basque or Spanish game played in a court with a ball and a wickerwork racket
  47. Pico de Orizaba
    an extinct volcano in southern Mexico between Mexico City and Veracruz; the highest peak in Mexico (18,695 feet)
  48. Puebla
    a city in south central Mexico (southeast of Mexico City) on the edge of central Mexican plateau
  49. quesadilla
    a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated
  50. Quintana Roo
    a Mexican state on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula
  51. Rio Bravo
    a North American river; boundary between the United States and Mexico; flows into Gulf of Mexico
  52. San Luis Potosi
    a city in central Mexico
  53. Sierra Madre Occidental
    a mountain range in northwestern Mexico that runs south from Arizona parallel to the Pacific coastline
  54. Sierra Madre Oriental
    a mountain range in northeastern Mexico the runs parallel to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico
  55. Tabasco
    a Mexican state on the Gulf of Campeche
  56. tamale
    corn and cornmeal dough stuffed with a meat mixture then wrapped in corn husks and steamed
  57. Toltec
    a member of the Nahuatl speaking people of central and southern Mexico
  58. Torreon
    a city in northern Mexico to the west of Monterrey
  59. United Mexican States
    a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
  60. Veracruz
    a major Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz
  61. Villahermosa
    a city in southeastern Mexico; the capital of the state of Tabasco
  62. Yucatan
    a state of Mexico on the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula
  63. Yucatan Peninsula
    a peninsula in Central America extending into the Gulf of Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Caribbean Sea
  64. Yucatec
    a member of the Mayan people of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico