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Geography 7B U4L03

Pacific Island Cultures
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cacao
tropical tree whose seeds are used to make chocolate and cocoa
copra
the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
pidgin language
when parts of two or more languages are combined in a simplified structure and vocabulary
high island
an island formed from the mountainous top of an ancient volcano; usually in the Pacific Ocean
low island
an island formed from coral reefs or atolls
atoll
an island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon
lagoon
a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
phosphate
mineral salt used to make fertilizer
trust territory
Territories supervised by other nations (i.e. how the US oversees Guam and American Samoa)