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chapter 11, 12, 13

World Geo.

Words Definitions
isthmus a narrow strip of land having water on both sides joining two larger bodies of land.
guerrilla armed forces outside the regular army; relating to a form of warfare carried on by such an independent force.
archipelago group of islands.
coral island they were created by the remains of colonies of tiny, soft-bodied sea animals called coral polyps.
windward facing the wind
leeward facing away from the wind
escarpment a steep cliff that separates two levels areas of different
sertao an interior plateau in Brazil with poo soil and uncertain rain.
favela a slum community in a Brazilian 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.
mulatto a person of mixed African and European ancestry.
bauxite a mineral used in makin aluminum.
llano a grassy plain.
cordillera a related set of separate mountain ranges.
campesino in latin america, a tenant farmer or fam worker.
altiplano a plateau region located in the Andes of Bolivia and Peru.
paramo a plateau in the Andes of Ecuador.
timber line the boundary in high elevation above which continuous forest vegetation cannot grow.
selva a forest region region in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
estuary the wide mouth of a river, where freshwater river currents meet salt water.
piedmont a region of rolling foothills.
pampas a graslands region in Argentina and Uruguay.
gaucho a cowboy whoherded cattle in the pampas of Argentina and Uruguay.
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