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Geography ch. 13 terms

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altiplano
a Spanish word meaning "high plain"; a series of highland valleys & plateaus located in the Andes of Bolivia & Peru.
piedmont
a region of rolling foothills.
pampas
Argentina & Uruguay are 1 of South America's best-known features.
gaucho
temperature grasslands, which stretch for 100's of miles.
paramos
a series of highland valleys & platreaus in the Andes of Ecuador.
selva
a dramatic contrast exists between the cold, dry mountains & the steamy lowlands.
cordillera
a related set of separate mountain ranges.
campesino
are often barely able to grow enough food for their families because they focus their efforts on producing a cash crop of coffee.