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World Geo

Chapter 11, 12, and 13 Vocabulary

Isthmus A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting 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 A 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 Brazilian city.
Plantation A large estate farmed by many workers.
Gasohol A mixture of gasoline and ethanol.
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
Ecotourism Tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources, with minimal impact on the environment being a primary concern.
Mulatto A person of mixed African American 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.
Timber line
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