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mesoamerica vocab

TermDefinition
Vital absolutely necessary or important; essential.
Adapt make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
mesoamerican is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico
south america one of the seven continents located in the south - western hemisphere
Olmec a member of a prehistoric people inhabiting the coast of Veracruz and western Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico ( circa 1200–400 BC), who established what was probably the first MesoAmerican civilization.
maya the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.
Inca A South American hummingbird having mainly blackish or bronze-colored plumage with one or two white breast patches.
Aztec a member of the American Indian people dominant in Mexico before the Spanish conquest of the 16th century.
Caribou a large North American reindeer
Teotihuacan The Nahuatl word Toltec means great craftsman. There are some cases where it does not refer to the Toltec civilization. Teotihuacan also seems to be older than the Toltec civilization.
tenochtitlan was an Aztec altepetl (city-state) located on an island in Lake Texcoco, in the Valley of Mexico.
Honduras is a republic in Central America. It was at times referred to as Spanish Honduras to differentiate it from British Honduras, which became the modern-day state of Belize.
Yucatan peninsula in southeastern Mexico, separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico, with the northern coastline on the Yucatán Channel.
monopoly the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service.
continent any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America).
trade route A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways and stoppages used for the commercial transport of cargo.
trade empire Just what it sounds like. A really large commercial network controlled by one company or nation. Examples in history might be the Phoenicians as a nation or the East India Company.
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