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Ch.9&10 vocab

9&10 vocab

TermDefinition
conquistador Name for the spanish explorers who claimed land in the Americas for Spain
cultural convergence the contact and interaction of one culture with another
Caudillo A Latin American military dictator
pampas A grasslands region in Argentina and Uruguay
cay a small, low island or coral reef
coral the rocklike skeletons of tiny sea animals
tropical storm a storm that originates over a tropical ocean and whirls around a low
hurricane a destructive tropical storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean, usually in late summer and early fall, with winds at least 74 miles per hour
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 of mixed European and Native American heritage
mulatto a person of mixed African and European ancestry
market economy
GDP per capita
Command economy
traditional economy
Created by: tyfox