Chapter 9 Vocab

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Andes Mountains

Part of a chain of mountain ranges that run through the western portion of North, Central, and South America

Llanos

Grassy, treeless areas used for livestock grazing and farming found in Colombia and Venezuela

Cerrado

Savannas with flat terrain and moderate rainfall that make them suitable from farming found in Brazil

Pampas

Areas of grasslands and rich soil found in northern Argentina and Uruguay

Orinoco River

Winds through the northern part of the continent, mainly in Venezuela

Amazon River

Flows about 4,000 miles from west to east, emptying into the Atlantic Ocean

Paraná River

Has its origins in the highlands of southern Brazil.

Rain forest

Dense forests made up of different species of trees

Slash-and-burn

A technique where they cut trees, brush, and grasses and burned the debris to clear the field

Terraced farming

An ancient technique for growing crops on hillsides or mountain slopes

Push factors

Factors that "push" people to leave rural areas

Pull factors

Factors that "pull" people toward cities

Infrastructure

Includes such things as sewers, transportation, electricity, and housing

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