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Chapter 9-13

Chapter 9-10

Conquistador name for the Spanish explorers who claimed land in the Americas for spain
Cultural Convergence the contact and interaction of one culture to another.
Caudillo a Latin american military dictator.
Pampas A grasslands region in Argentina and Uruguay
Cay A small low island or coral
Coral the rock like skeletons of tiny sea animals
Tropical Storm A storm with winds of at least 39 miles ( 63 km per hour
Hurricane A destructive tropicals storm that forms over the Atlantic Ocean usually in late summer and early fall with winds of the least 74 miles (119 km ) per hour
El Nino A warm ocean current off south América's northwestern coast that influences global weather patterns
Canopy the uppermost layer of a forest where tree branches mee
Mestizo a person of mixed European and native american heritage
Mulatto a person of mixed African and European ancestry
Market Economy an economic system in which decisions about production, price, and other economic factors are determined by the law of supply and demand.
GDP Per Capita the total value of goods and services produced within a country in a year, divided by the country's total population.
Command Economy an economic system that is controlled by a single central government
plateu an are of high, flat land
peninsula a strip of land that just out into an ocean.
irrigation the watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers
sinkhole a hole formed when limestone is dissolved causing the land above to collapse.
hacienda a large Spanish-owned estate in the Americas, often run as a farm or cattle ranch.
land retribution a policy by which land is taken from those who own large amounts and redistributed to those who have a little or none.
ejido farmland owned collectively by members of a rural comunity
subsistance farming farming that provides only enough for the needs of a family or village
latifunndio a large commercial farm owned by a private individual or or a farming company
cash crop a farm crop grown for sale and profit.
migrant worker a worker who travels from place to place ,working where extra help is needed to cultivate or harvest crops .
maquiladora a factory in mexico along the united states border,that assembles goods for export
Isthmus a narrow strip of land having water on each side joining two largest bodies of land
Guerilla a member of an armed forced that is not part of a regular army; relating to a form of warfare carried on by such and imdepence armed force
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