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Chapter 9 Vocab
Part of a chain of mountain ranges that run through the western portion of North, Central, and South America
Grassy, treeless areas used for livestock grazing and farming found in Colombia and Venezuela
Savannas with flat terrain and moderate rainfall that make them suitable from farming found in Brazil
Areas of grasslands and rich soil found in northern Argentina and Uruguay
Winds through the northern part of the continent, mainly in Venezuela
Flows about 4,000 miles from west to east, emptying into the Atlantic Ocean
Has its origins in the highlands of southern Brazil.
Dense forests made up of different species of trees
A technique where they cut trees, brush, and grasses and burned the debris to clear the field
An ancient technique for growing crops on hillsides or mountain slopes
Factors that "push" people to leave rural areas
Factors that "pull" people toward cities
Includes such things as sewers, transportation, electricity, and housing