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saga
long story about the great deeds of Vikings
expedition
a journey made for a special purpose
Renaissance
the great revival of art and learning in Europe in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries
merchant
one who buys and sells goods on a large scale
navigation
the science of determining a ship's direction and location
port
a place where ships load and unload goods
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that connects two larger pieces of land
circumnavigate
to sail or fly around the earth
gulf
part of an ocean or sea that extends into the land
conquistador
name for a Spanish conqueror who came to the Americas in hopes of finding land, gold, and glory
peninsula
a body of land nearly surrounded by water
epidemic
something affecting many at the same time
mission
a settlement built by missionaries
missionary
a person who teaches his or her religion to others with different beliefs
Explorers Vocabulary
Explorers Vocabulary