Brazil- Chapter 12&13

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vocabulary for chapters 12 and 13

escarpment

a steep cliff between two level areas at different heights

sertão

interior plateau

favelas

large slums around Brazilian cities

plantations

large commercial farms

gasohol

a mix of gasoline and ethanol

deforestation

permanent removal of woodland, threatens vast number of plants and animal species

ecotourism

tourism that encourages environmental awareness and has little effect on the ecosystem

mulattoes

people of mixed African and other ancestry

bauxite

a mineral used in making aluminum

llanos

tropical grassland, or savanna

cordilleras

parallel mountain ranges

altiplano

high plains- peru and bolivia

paramos

high plains- ecuador

selva

cold dry mountains, and steamy lowlands

timber line

boundary above which continuous forest vegetation cannot grow

estuary

a broad river mouth formed where a flooded river valley meets the sea

piedmont

foothills region

pampas

temperate grasslands that stretch for miles

gauchos

cowboys who herded cattle

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