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WorlddGeographyy09

Chapter 11, 12, and 13 Vocabulary

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 the regular army; relating to a form of warfare carried on by such an independent armed force
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 areas of differing elevations
Sertao an interior plateau in Brazil with poor soil and uncertain rain
Favela a lum community in a Brazillian city
Plantation a large estate formed by many workers
Gasohol a fuel mixture of gasoline and ethanol
Deforestation the process of stripping the land of its leaves during one season
Ecotourism tourism that encorages environmental awareness and has a littl effect on the ecosystem
Mulattto 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 AMERICA, A TENANT FARMER OR FARM WORKER
Altiplano A PLATEU REGION LOCATED IN THE ANDES OF BOLIVIA AND PERU
Paramo A PLATEAU IN THE ANDES OF ECUADOR
Timber Line THE BOUNDARY IN HIGH ELEVATIONS ABOVE WHICH CONTINUOUS FOREST VEGETATION CANNOT GROW
Selva A FORESTED REGION OF ECUADOR, PERU, AND BOLIVIA
Piedmont A REGION OF ROLLING FOOTHILLS
Pampas A GRASSLAND REGION IN ARGENTINA AND URAGUAY
Gaucho A COWBOY WHO HERDED CATTLE IN THE PAMPAS OF AREGENTINA AND URUGUAY
Estury THE WIDE MOUTH OF A RIVER WHERE FRESHWATER RIVER CURRENTS MEET SALT WATER
Created by: michelleguevara