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Conquistadors Names for the Spanish explorers who claimed land in American for Spain.
Caudillos A Latin American military directer.
Cultural Convergence The contact and interaction of one culture with another
Pampas A grassland region in Argentina and Uaguay
Cay A small low island or coral reef.
Coral The rock like skeletons of tiny sea animals.
Tropical storm Storm with winds of at least 39 miles per hour
Hurricane A destructive tropical storm that forms over the Atlantic ocean, usually in late summer and early fall, with winds of at least 74 miles per hour
El Nino A warm ocean current off South Americas northwestern coast that influences global weather patterns.
Canopy The uppermost layer of a forest where tree branches meet.
Mestizo A person of mixed European and native american heritage.
Mulatto A person of mixed African and European ansestry
Plateau A area of high flat land.
Peninsula A strip of land that juts 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 Redistribution A policy by which land is taken from those who own large amounts and redistributed to those who have little or none.
Subsistence Farming
Cash Crop
Migrant Worker
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