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Chapter 2 Vocab
|A country's largest city-ranking atop its urban hierarchy -most expensive of the national culture and usually(but not in every case) the capital city as well.
|Aboriginal or native.
|The Free Trade Area launched in involving the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
|A borderland is a cultural transition zone.
|The term given to modern industrial plants in Mexico's U.S. border zone.
|A narrow isthmian link between two large landmasses.
|A set of islands grouped closely together, usually elongated into a chain.
|The most frequent pathway followed by tropical storms and hurricanes over the past years.
|Vertical regions defined by physical environmental zones at various elevations.
|The clearing and destruction of tropical rainforests in order to make a way for expanding settlement frontiers and the exploitation of new economic opportunities.
|Heartland, source area, or innovative center; place of origin of a major culture.
|Refers to a person of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry.
|Literally, a large estate in a Spanish speaking country.
|A large estate owned by an individual, family, or corporation and organized to produce a cash crop.
|The degree of direct linkage between a particular location and other locations with a regional, national, or global transportation network.
|Small Island developing economies
|The additional disadvantages faced by lower income island state because of their often small territorial size and populations as well as overland inaccessibility.
|Economies of scale
|The saving that accrue from large scale production wherein the unit cost of manufacturing decreases as the operation enlarges.
|The economic benefits of forging supranational partnerships among three or more countries.
|Cultural modification resulting from intercultural borrowing.
|Cultural borrowing and two way exchanges that occur when different cultures of approximately equal complexity and technological level come into close contact.
|Mexican Farmlands redistributed to peasant communities after the revolution of 1917.
|Biodiversity hot spot
|A much higher than usual, world class geographic concentration of natural plant and/or animal species.
|Referring to financial haves for foreign companies and individuals who channel their earnings to accounts in such a country to avoid paying taxes in their home country.
|Money earned by emigrants that is sent back to family and friends in their home country. Mostly in cash, forms an important part of the economy in poorer countries.
|In a layered or stratified society, the population is divided into a hierarchy of classes.
|A person of mixed African and European ancestry.
|Intermodal Transport system
|One that smooth integrates different surface transportation modes.