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IGHS Winkels

World Geography Chapter 13

mulattoes people of mixed African and other ancestry
bauxite a mineral used in making aluminum
llanos which means "plains" in Spanish
cordilleras parallel mountain ranges of the Andes
campesinos tenant farmers
altiplano "high plain" in Peru and Bolivia
paramos "high plain" in Ecuador
timber line the boundary above which continuous forest vegetation cannot grow
selva the area between the cold, dry mountains and the steamy lowlands/these forested regions are in Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia
estuary a broad river mouth formed where a flooded river valley meets the sea
piedmont foothills
pampas temperate grasslands that stretch for hundreds of miles
gauchos cowboys
Created by: Winkels