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The form of political society that combines centralized government with a high degree of ethnic and cultural unity
Nation-state
The form of society in which family line, power, and wealth are passed primarily through the female side
Matrilinear
An alliance or league of nations or peoples looser than a federation
Confederacy
Concerning the earliest origin of things
Primeval
A lengthy story or poem recounting the great deeds and adventures of a people and their heroes
Saga
In trading systems, those dealers who operate between the original buyers and the retail merchants who sell to consumers
Middlemen
A small vessel with a high deck and three triangular sails
Caravel
A large-scale agricultural enterprise growing commercial crops and usually employing coerced or slave labor
Plantation
A naturally evolved network or relations among organisms in a stable environment
Ecosystem
Concerning the general characteristics of a given population, including such factors as numbers, age, gender, birth and death rates, and so on
Demographic
A Spanish conqueror or adventurer in the Americas
Conquistador
An economic system characterized by private property, generally free trade, and open and accessible markets
Capitalism
The Spanish labor system in which persons were held to unpaid service under the permanent control of their masters, though not legally owned by them
Encomienda
A person of mixed Native American and European ancestry
Mestizo
A medium-sized subunit of territory and governmental administration within a larger nation or empire
Province