Regions on the Snapshots (plus North America) Using the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Latin America

“all of the Americas south of the United States”


“continent of the eastern and northern hemispheres that has the Atlantic Ocean to its west, the Arctic Ocean to its north, Asia to its east, and Africa and the Mediterranean and Black seas to its south”

Middle East

“the countries of southwest Asia and north Africa —usually considered to include the countries extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east”

Far East

“Asian countries bordering on the Pacific”  and “sometimes” also the countries of “India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tibet, & Myanmar”



North America

“continent of the western hemisphere northwest of South America bounded by the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific oceans and including Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the countries of Central America area”