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worldgeo14

chapter 9 vocab

TermDefinition
conruistador name for the spanish explores who claimed land in the americas for spain
cultural convergence the contact and interaction of one culture with another
caudillo a latin america military dictator
panpas a grasslad region in argentina and urugauy
cay small low island or coral reef
coral the rock lite skeletons of tiny sea animals
tropical storm a storm with winds at least 39 mph
hurricane a destructive tropical storm that forms over the Atlantic ocean,usually in late summer and early fall with winds of at east 74 mph
El Nino a warm ocean current off south america's northwestern coast that influences global weather patterns
canopy the uppermost layer of a forest where tree branches meet
mestizo a person mixed European and native American
mulatto a person of mixed African and European ancestry
market economy an economic system in which decisions about production price and other economic factors are determined by the law of supply and demand
GDP the total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year including the domestic out put of foreign firms and excluding the output of foreign countries
command economy an economy system that is controlled by a single central government
traditonal economy an economy system in which families produce goods and services for thier own use with little srplus and exchange of goods; also know as a subsistence economy
per capita per person
Created by: coltonsanders