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World Geography

Vocabulary Chapter 11,12, &13

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 warfare carried on by such a independent armed force.
Archipelago A group of islands.
Coral Island An island formed by the skeletal remains of tiny sea animals and the sediment piling on top of them.
Windward Facing the wind.
Leeward Facing away from the wind.
Escarpment A steep cliff that separates two level areas of differing elevations.
Sertao An interior of northeastern Brazil with poor soil and uncertain levels of rain
Favela A slum city in a brazilian city.
Plantation A large estate farmed by many workers.
Gasohol A fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol.
Deforestation The process of stripping land of its trees.
Ecotourism tourism that engages environmental awareness and has little affect on the ecosystem
Estuary The wide mouth of a river where fresh water meets salt water.
Piedmont A region of rolling foothills.
Pampas the grassy plains of northern Argentina and uruguay.
Gaucho A cowboy who herded cattle in the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay.
Altiplano A plateau region located in the andes of Bolivia and Pure.
Paramo
Timber Line
Selva
Mulatto
Bauxite A mineral used in the making of Aluminum.
llano A grassy plain.
Cordillera A related set of separate mountains.
Campesino A tentet farmer or farm worker.
Created by: Dance1999