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ch.11/12/13 vocab

world geography

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.
earthquake a shaking of the ground caused by sudden movements in the earth's crust.
tsunami a huge wave caused primarily by a disturbance beneath the ocean, such as an earthquake or a volcanic eruption.
landslide a sudden drop of a mass of land on a mountainside or hillside.
infrastructure the basic support facilities of a community or country, such as roads and bridges, power plants, and schools.
avalanche a sudden fall of a mass of ice and snow.
aftershock tremor that occurs after an earthquake.
seismic wave
epicenter
archipelago
coral island
windward
leeward
escarpment
sertao
favela
plantation
gasohol
deforestation
ecotourism
mulatto
bauxite
llano
cordillera
campesino
aitiplano
paramo
timber line
selva
estuary
piedmont
pampas
gaucho
Created by: jonathanhart