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Ch. 11,12,13 Vocab


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 independednt 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 pilling on top of them
Windward Facing the wind
Leeward Facing away from the wind
Escarpment A steep cliff that seperates two level areas if differing elevations
Sertão An interior plataue in Brazil with oiir soil and uncertain rian
Favela A slum community in a Brazillian 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 environmental awareness and has little effect on the ecosystem
Mulato A person of mixed African and European ancestry
Bauxite A mineral used in making aluminum
Llano A grassy plain
Cordillera A related set of seperate mountain ranges
Campesino In Latin America, a tenant farmer or farm worker
Altiplano A plateau region located in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru
Páramo A plateau in the Andes of Ecuador
Timber line The boundry line in high elevations above which continuos forest vegatation cannot grow
Selva A forested region in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia
Estuary The wide mouth of a river, where freshwater river curents meet salt water
Piedmont A region of rolling foothills
Pampas A grasslands region in Argentina and Uraguay
Gaucho A cowboy who herded cattke in the pampas of Argentina and Uraguay
Created by: ThomasNelson