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Chapter 11&12&13 Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
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 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 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 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 enviromental awarness and has little effect on the ecosystem
Mulatto a person mixed with African and European ancestry
Bauxite a mineral used in making aluminum
llano a grassy plain
Cordillera a related set of seprate mountain ranges
Campesino in Latin America, a tenant farmer or farm worker
Altiplano a plateau region located in the Andies of Bolivia and Peru
Paramo a plateau in the Andies of Ecuador
Timber Line the boundary in high elevations above which continuous forest vegitation cannot grow
Selva a forrested region in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia
Estuary the wide mouth of a river, where freshwater river currents meet salt water
Piedmont a region af rolling foothills
Pampas a grasslands region in Argentina and Uraguay
Gaucho a cowboy who herded cattle in the pampas of Argintina and Uraguay
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