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Latin America

TermDefinition
Atacama Desert This is the most arid region of Latin America. It is located in Chile to the west of the Andes Mountains.
Amazon River This river is located in Brazil and runs through the rainforest. It is the longest river in Latin America.
Gulf of Mexico This body of water is located to the east of Mexico and is nearly surrounded by Mexico.
Caribbean Sea This body of water is located to the east of Central America, and it holds many small island nations.
Panama Canal Man-made waterway that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
The Andes Mountains Long mountain range located in western South America.
Sierra Madres The mountain ranges that runs along the western and eastern sides of Mexico and Central America.
The Pacific Ocean The ocean to the west of Latin America.
Bolivia Land-locked country in South America(not Paraguay).
Climate The typical weather conditions for a particular region.
Natural Resource Useful materials found, not made, by human beings. Examples might be rocks, minerals, forests, and arable land.
Population The arrangement or spread of people living in a region.
Cuba This country is a large island nation with many ports, but is small compared to other nations.
Brazil This country is the largest country in Latin America. Its rainforest provide vast natural resources for trade.
Mexico This country has diverse climate regions. Its main export is oil, but it also exports silver and farm goods.
Venezuela This country has coasts on the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, making trade easy. Also, close to the Panama Canal.
Air Pollution Contaminating the atmosphere with harmful chemicals.
Deforestation Cutting down huge chunks of forested regions.
Amazon The name of the rainforest in Brazil.
Mexico City This country has major air pollution problems in its capital city.
Venezuela The country where oil-related pollution is a problem.
Mulatto A person of mixed African and European descent.
Mestizo A person of mixed native and European descent.
Catholic Religion practiced by Spanish colonists to Latin America. Many Spanish missions also converted native people.
Portuguese Main language of Brazil.
Spanish Main language most of Latin America.
Created by: mayawbee
 

 



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