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world geo

chapter 11, 12, 13

TermDefinition
isthmus a narrow strip of land having water on each side of 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 forces
archipelago a group of islands
coral island an island formed by the skeletal remains of tiny sea animals and the sand and sediment piling of top of them
windward facing the wind
leeward facing away from the wind
escarpment a steep cliff that separates two level area of different elevation
sertao an interior plateau in Brazil with poor soil and uncertain rain
favela a slum community 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 the land of its trees
ecotourism tourism that encourages environmental awareness and has little effect on the ecosystem
mulatto a person 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 america, a tenant farmer or farm worker
altiplano a plateau region located in the Andes and Bolivia and Peru
paramo a plateau in the Andes of ecuador
timber line line marking the upper limit of tree growth in mountains or northern latitudes
sleva a forested region in Ecuador Peru and Bolivia
estuary the wide mouth of the river where freshwater river currents meet salt water
piedmont a region of rolling foothills
pampas a grasslands regions in Argentina and Uruguay
gaucho a cowboy who herded cattle in the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay
Created by: nickunderwood