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Pacific S.A.

vocabulary words

strait A narrow passageway of water that connects two large bodies of water.
selvas The thick tropical rain forests of eastern Ecuador, Eastern Peru, and northern Bolivia.
Peru Current A cold ocean current off the coast of western South America.
Altiplano A broad, high plateau in Peru and Bolivia.
Strait of Magellan Strait in South America connecting the South Pacific Ocean with the South Atlantic Ocean.
El Nino An ocean and weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean in which ocean waters become warmer.
Atacama Desert A desert in northern Chile.
quinoa A native plant of South America’s Andes region that yields nutritious seeds high in protein.
quipus Complicated system of knots tied on strings of various colors, used by the Inca of South America to record numerical information.
viceroy The governor of a South American colony.
coup A sudden overthrow of a government by a small group of people.
Cuzco City southeast of Lima, Peru that was the former capital of the Inca Empire.
Machu Picchu Ancient Inca city in the Andes of Peru.
creole American-born descendants of Europeans in Spanish South America.
Quechua The language of the Inca’s which is still used in the region.
Lima Capita of Peru.
La Paz Capital of Bolivia. Home of the Congress.
Santiago Capital of Chile.
Sucre Capital of Bolivia. Home the Supreme Court.
Quito Capital of Ecuador
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