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Ch.11,12,13

Vocab.

TermDefinition
Isthmus A narrow strip of land having water on each side and joining two larger bodies of land.
Guerrilla A member of an armed force that is not part of a regular army; relating to a form of wargare carried on by such an independent armed force.
Archpelago A group of islands.
Coral Island An island formed by the skeletal remains of tiny sea animals and the sand and sediment piling on top of them.
Windward Facing the wind.
Leeward Facing away from the wind.
Escarpment A seep cliff that separates two level areas of differing elevations.
Sertao An interior platau in Brazil with poor soil and uncertain rain.
Favela A slum community in a Brazilian city.
Plantaion A large estate farmed by many workers.
Gasohol A fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
Ecotourism Tourism that encourages environmental awaremess and has little effect on the ecosystem.
Mulatto A person of mixed African and European ancestry.
Bauxite A mineral used in making aluminum.
Llano A grassy plain
Cordillera A related set of separate mountain ranges.
Campesino In Latin American, a tenant farmer or farm worker.
Altiplano A plateau refion located in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru.
Paramo A plateau in the Andes of Ecuador.
Timber Line The boundry in high elevations above which a coninuous forest vegetaion cannot grow.
Selava A forested region in Ecador, Peru, and Bolivia.
altiplano a plateu region located in the andes of Bolivia and peru
Parmo a plateu in the andes of ecuador
Timber Line the boundary in high elevations abouve which continouse foresest vegation cannot grow.
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