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Review Terms: Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean-CCDS 7th Grade SS

Vocab for 3-1, 4-1, GITN
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plateau
a large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
isthmus
a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
peninsula
land surrounded by water on three sides
archipelago
a group of many islands in a large body of water
greater Antilles
Group of islands that includes Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico
lesser antilles
hundreds of tiny islands, islets and cays found primarily along the eastern rim of the Caribbean
occidental
denoting or characteristic of countries of Europe and the Western Hemisphere
oriental
of the Eastern Hemisphere
urban
relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
rural
living in or characteristic of farming or country life
campesino
farm worker; peasant
indigenous people
native people
maquiladora
an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border)
emigrate
leave one's country of residence for a new one
immigrant
person who moves from one place to make a permanent home in another place
mestizo
a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
Spanish language 6/7
6/7 countries in south America speak Spanish
Diego Rivera
socialist Mexican painter of murals (1886-1957)
roman catholic
main religion in Mexico
converted/ conversion
change in religious identity of a person
rural/ urban \unemployment
people moving from rural to urban to get jobs
quota
a number of people allowed in a country
migrant worker
agricultural worker who moves with the seasons, planting or harvesting crops
plaza
a public square with room for pedestrians
squatter
someone who settles on land without right or title
colonia zapata
ghetto area outside Mexico City
Aztecs
Ancient civilization (1200-1521AD) that was located in what is present-day Mexico City
Tenochtitlan
the capital of the aztec empire
water supply
mexico city uses its own water has to pump it 100 miles away
Mexico city
worlds biggest city 21 million people, Mexico's capital
Mexico city's geography
basin or bowl depression that keeps pollution in
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement; allows open trade with US, Mexico, and Canada
rural/ urban movement
people move from rural to urban to get jobs
developed countries
countries with strong economies and a high quality of life
developing countries
emerging countries whose economies are not as strong
quota
number limit placed on incoming immigrant to a country
networking
communication process that encourages immigration
infrastructure
facilities and things that support an area, such as police, firemen, hospitals, roads, libraries, etc.
Mexican name for Rio Grande
Rio Bravo
What is caused by rural farmers moving to the city for jobs?
High urban unemployment
What happens when too many immigrants move into an area?
Infrastructure is overburdened
What's is Mexico City's superlative?
World's most populated city
How did Roman Catholicism end up in Mexico?
Brought by Spanish missionaries
What is the famous canal in country south of Costa Rica?
Panama Canal
What is the name of the island that holds two countries in the Greater Antilles?
Hispaniola
Name a developing country
Mexico
Area where squatters live outside capital of Mexico
Colonia Zapata
Channel between easternmost point of Mexico and Cuba
Yucatan Channel
Mountain range in Mexico to west of plateau
Sierra Madre Occidentals