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Chapter 9&10

Chapter 9&10 vocabulary

TermDefinition
conquistidors spanish explorer
cultural convergence merging of cultures
caudillos local military leaders
pampas grassy plain in southeastern south america
cays underground mountain
coaral skeleton of tiny sea animals
tropical storms a storm with winds at least 39 mph
hurricanes a destructive tropical storm , winds atleast 74 miles oer hour
El Nino a warm current that that influences global weather patterns
Mestizos people with mixed ethinic heritage
mulattoes ancestry of african and european
traditional economy a system that is found in rural areas of less developed countries
market economy an economic system in which decisions about production, price, and other economic factors are determined by the law of supply and demand
GDF per capita total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year, and divided among populationan
command economy an economic system that is controlled by a single central government
canopy uppermost layer of the forest where the trees meet
plateau an area of high flat land
peninsula a strip of land that goes into the pacific ocean
irrigation artificial watering of farmland by distributing waters from resivoirs
sinkhole when a roof of a cavern collapses
hacienda large spanish owned estate of land, that usually runs as a farm or for cattle
land redistribution the distribution of extra land to landless peasents
ejido farmland owned by members of a rural community
substitce farming only grow enough to fit your needs
latifundio commercial farming owned by individuals or a company
cash crops farm crops grown for sale and profit
migration worker Travel from place to place where extra workers are needed
NAFTA North American free trade agreement which phased out trade barriers among the U.S. Canada and Mexico
maquiladora is a factory that assembles products specificly fpr the U.S.
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