a country to the south of the US and to the north of Guatemala. Population: 104,907,991 (2003). Capital: Mexico City. Before the arrival of Europeans, there were several important Native AmericanCIvilizations in Mexico, including the Aztecs and the Maya. The country was ruled by Spain from the 16th century, and became independent in 1821.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.