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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