Latin America Chapter 1

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Middle America

Mexico and Central America

Plateau

A large raised area of mostly level land

Isthmus

A strip of land that joins to large bodies of land and has water on both sides

Pampas

A flat grassland region

Rainforest

A dense evergreen forest that has abundant rainfall throughout the year

Amazon River

The second largest river in the world that is found in South America

Tributaries

smaller rivers and streams that flow into a larger river

El Nino

A warming of the ocean water along the western coast of South America

Elevation

The height of land above sea level

Economy

The ways that goods and services are produced and made available to people.

Natural Resources

Things found in nature that people use to meet their needs

Hydroelectricity

Electric power created by rushing water

One resource economy

An economy that depends largely on one resource crop

Diversify

Multiple economic and resources activities

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