surrounded by land
a long step cut into a slope to create level land for farming
a structure that carries water from one place to another
the plant from which chocolate is made
to move goods in or out of a country illegally, often to avoid paying taxes
a small group of military leaders who take power and rule a country by force
a knotted string used by the Inca to keep records
flat land that is covered with grass, and the climate is fairly moist.
Why do South Americans speak so many languages?
Europeans from different countries colonized the continent, adding their languages.
Why did the Inca emperor store much of his crop?
to give to people in times of drought or crop failure.
Largest mountain range in South America
Largest river in South America
once a colony of Portugal
once a colony of England
Coca leaves grow here
Cocaine is made in this country
very urban and literate
Which is the largest and most industrialized country in South America?