Meaning of Tehuantepec


Pronunciation: (tu-wän'tu-pek" Sp. te-wän"te-pek'), [key]
— n.
  1. an isthmus in S Mexico, between the Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Gulf of Campeche. 125 mi. (200 km) wide at its narrowest point.
  2. an inlet of the Pacific, off the S coast of Mexico. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) wide.
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