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TermDefinition
Conquistadors Names for the Spanish explorers who claimed land in American for Spain.
Caudillos A Latin American military directer.
Cultural Convergence The contact and interaction of one culture with another
Pampas A grassland region in Argentina and Uaguay
Cay A small low island or coral reef.
Coral The rock like skeletons of tiny sea animals.
Tropical storm Storm with winds of at least 39 miles per hour
Hurricane A destructive tropical storm that forms over the Atlantic ocean, usually in late summer and early fall, with winds of at least 74 miles per hour
El Nino A warm ocean current off South Americas 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 ansestry
Plateau A area of high flat land.
Peninsula A strip of land that juts into an ocean.
Irrigation The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers.
Sinkhole A hole formed when limestone is dissolved, causing the land above to collapse.
Hacienda A large Spanish-owned estate in the Americas, often run as a farm or cattle ranch
Land Redistribution A policy by which land is taken from those who own large amounts and redistributed to those who have little or none.
Ejido
Subsistence Farming
Latifundio
Cash Crop
Migrant Worker
NAFTA
Maquioadora
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