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GSE Unit 4 Vocab #2

GSE Unit 4 Vocabulary Quiz #2

TermDefinition
temperate – climate characterized by mild temperatures (usually has a change of seasons-Winter,Spring,Summer, and Fall )
Tropic of Capricorn – a parallel of latitude located south of the equator at 23.5º S (this is the southern boundary of the tropics)
Iberian – Referring to the nations and cultures of Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, Spain and Portugal.
Roman Catholic – The largest denomination of Christianity in the world to date. (headquartered in Vatican City in Rome,Italy)
Romance – Referring to the languages and cultural characteristics which evolved out of the Latin speaking Roman Empire. (like Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian, and Catalan).
urban – an industrialized area of a city or town (the opposite of rural)
hacienda – Spanish agricultural plantations throughout Latin America during the colonial period.
indigenous – Term referring to the native peoples or species of a given place; synonymous with aboriginal.(original)
New World – General term used to describe the newly discovered Americas during the European Age of Exploration; this contrasts with the “Old World” of the eastern hemisphere, particularly Europe.
transatlantic slave trade – The enslavement and forced transportation of 12-15 million black Africans to the Americas between the 15th and 19th centuries; associated terms include the triangular trade and the middle passage across the Atlantic.
Created by: jpkelley