Mexico Unit Terms

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Urban
Relating to citites and the people who live in them.
Rural
Relating to the country and the people who live there instead of the city.
Suburban
A town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city.
City
A place where people live that is larger or more important than a town, an area where many people live and work.
Rainforest
A tropical forest that receives a lot of rain and that has very tall trees.
Community
A group of people who live in the same area.
Employment
An activity in which one engages or is working at a job.
Ancestor
A person who was in someone's family in past times, one of the people from whom a person is descended.
Generation
A group of people born and living around the same time.
Sierra Madre
A large mountain range that extends from the northern border to the southern boarder in Mexico.
Mexico City
The capital of Mexico.
Rio Grande
A river that forms the boarder between the United States and Mexico.
Baja Peninsula
A peninsula in the northwest of Mexico that separates the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.
Yucatan Peninsula
A peninsula in the southeast of Mexico that lies between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
Cozumel
An island in Mexico off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is a resort area that many people visit for vacation.
Gulf of Mexico
Body of water to the east of Mexico.
Pacific Ocean
Body of water to the west of Mexico.
Peso
The currency used in Mexico. Mexican Money is called Pesos.
Adobe
A kind of clay used as a building material. A building constructed from adobe clay or bricks.
Matador
A bullfighter whose task is to kill the bull.
Sombrero
A broad rimmed felt or straw hat, typically worn in Mexico.
Tortilla
A thin, flat pancake of cornmeal or flour, eaten hot or cold, typically with a filling.
Poncho
A garment made of a thick piece of woolen cloth with a slit in the middle for the head.

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