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Social Stud. ch 1 &2

Isthmus A narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins two larger bodies of land
Elevation The height of land above sea level
Tributary Are the rivers and streams that flow into a larger river
Pampas Are flat grassland regions that are very similar to the Great Plains
Plateau A large raised area of most level land
Diversify too add variety
Conquistador 16th century conquerors working for the Spanish government who were in charge of gaining land and wealth in the Americas.
Mestizo People of mixed Spanish and Native American descent
Quipu A knotted string used by Ican government officials and traders for record keeping
Aqueduct Is a pipe or channel designed to carry water from a distance source
Census An official count or survey of population
Hieroglyphics A system of writing using signs and symbols, used by the Maya and other cultures
Caudillo Military officers who ruled very strctly
Created by: Kayla1