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Latin Amerca terms

World Geography

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grassy plains in Colombia and Venezuela; used for grazing and farming llanos
grassy plains in Argentina and Urguay; used for grazing and farming pampas
dense forests, made up of different species of trees, that grow in areas of high rainfall rainforest
technique of cutting and burning trees, brush, and grasses to clear fields for planting slash-and-burn
ancient technique of cutting step-like fields for growing crops on hillsides or mountain sloopes terraced farming
people of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage mestizo
North American-Free Trade Agreement among Mexico, Canada, and the United States NAFTA
music, originally from Trinidad, that combines musical elements from Africa, Spain, and the United States calypso
music developed in Jamaica in the 1960s reggae
descendants of people who came from Asia and crossed into South America, where they created a great civilization in the Andes Mountains of Peru Inca
the cutting down and clearing away of trees and forests deforestation
government by the few oligarchy
harsh government formed by the military and run by the generals junta
rule by a military dictator or political boss caudillo
barely able to support life subsistence farming
people of mixed Spanish and Native American heritage mestizo
North American-Free Trade Agreement among Mexico, Canada, and the United States NAFTA
music, originally from Trinidad, that combines musical elements from Africa, Spain, and the United States calypso
music developed in Jamaica in the 1960s reggae
descendants of people who came from Asia and crossed into South America, where they created a great civilization in the Andes Mountains of Peru Inca
the cutting down and clearing away of trees and forests deforestation
government by the few oligarchy
harsh government formed by the military and run by the generals junta
rule by a military dictator or political boss caudillo
barely able to support life subsistence farming
an ancient civilization of Native Americans found in Guatemala and Yucatan Peninsula Maya
an ancient civilization of Native Americans found in central Mexico Aztec
an alliance to bring unity and peace between North and South America Organization of American States (OAS)
Created by: aereed