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Unit 4 Review SS

Panama Canal a shortcut that ships pay a fee to use to shorten time between the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean
Crude Oil Petroleum, or crude oil, is a smelly, yellow-to-black liquid and is usually found in underground areas called reservoirs
Land bridge an narrow piece of land that connects to larger masses of land
Region an area large or small that have common characteristcs
Economy the management of the resources of a community, country, etc., esp. with a view to its productivity.
isthmus narrow piece of land that connects two larger pieces of land
mineral including rocks formed by these substances as well as certain natural products of organic origin, as asphalt or coal.
maquiladora factories that assemble parts that come from other countries
petroleum an oily, thick, flammable, usually dark-colored liquid that occurring naturally and commonly obtained by drilling: used in a natural or refined state as fuel, or separated by distillation into gasoline, naphtha, benzene, kerosene, paraffin, etc
commonwealth partly self governing territory
hacienda large ranch
federal republic government divided between national and state powers
escarpment steep cliff between higher and lower land
embargo order that restricts or prohibits trade with another country
literacy rate percentage of people that can read and write
foothill low hill at base of mountain range
empire group of lands under one ruler
navigable body of water wide and deep enough to allow the passage of ships
campesino Columbian farmer
mestizo person with mixed spanish and native american background.
pampas vast treeless, grass covered plains of South America
hydroelectric power electricity generated by flowing water
llanos grassy plains
gaucho cow hand
basin low area surrounded by higher land
Amazon a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean: the largest river in the world
Hispanola an island in the West Indies, comprising the republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
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