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Social Studies Chapter 16

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favelas
huge slums
gauchos
Argentine cowboys
mercosur
a trade organization that promotes economic cooperation
gran chaco
a lower region south of the Brazilian plateau
brasilia
Brazil's capital
pampas
the Argentine wide grassy plains
encomienda
a system where the Spanish monarch gave land to colonists
montevideo
Uruguay's capital
estuary
a partially closed body of water where seawater and freshwater mix
landlocked
completely surrounded by land with no straight access to the sea
portugal
what European country did Brazil win independence from in 1822?
brazil
this country has the largest economy and population of any other country in Atlantic south america
buenos aires
the capital of Argentina
portugal
what European country claimed Uruguay before the Spanish took over in the 1770s?
soil exhaustion
happens when soil looses all of it's nutrients
95%
what percent of the population in Paraguay are mestizo
northern and coastal
the areas of the Atlantic south america that have moist tropical climates
the amazon
the name of the most popular rain forest in Atlantic south america
argentina
the country that gained independence from Spain in 1816 but suffered from a long period of violence and war afterward
amazon and parana
these two rivers drain most of the region
spanish
the official language of Uruguay
asia
probably the first group that settled in Brazil
humid tropical, humid subtropical
the climates of Atlantic south america
brazil
the largest country in this country
the paraguay river
the river that separates Paraguay into two regions
democracy
the current type of government of Argentina
parrillada
a popular Argentine dish made of beef and sausage
northeast
the poorest region of Brazil is the...
carnival
a big celebration that mixes the traditions of Africa, Europe, and Brazil
feijoda
a stew of black beans and meat
tango
a Spanish dance
samba
a dance adapted from and African dance
biggest resource is amazon- food, wood, rubber, medicine, and more but a lot has been cleared for ranching farming and mining, and theres soil exhaustion from commercial agriculture
what problems do Atlantic south american countries face as they use their natural resources?