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landlocked
having no coast on the ocean
plaza
open space in towns in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, often in front of a church
ecotourism
type of tourism focusing on guided travel through natural areas
sinkhole
steep-sided depressions that form when the roof of a cave collapses
mestizo
people of mixed European and American Indian ancestry
voodoo
Haitian version of traditional African religious beliefs that are blended with elements of Christianity
manioc
tropical plant with starchy roots
conquistadors
Spanish conquerors of foreign lands during the colonial era
mulatto
people of both African and European ancestry
Inca
founders of South Ameria's greatest early civilization
commonwealth
self-governing territory associated with another country
mangrove
type of tree with roots that grow in saltwater
minifundia
samll South Amarican farms created when large colonial estates were broken up
cash crops
crops grown for sale in a market
cacao
type of tree from which we get cocoa beans
isthmus
narrow strip of land wht water on either side connecting two larger land areas
haciendas
large Spanish colonial estates usually owned by wealthy families but worked by many peasants
dictator
a leader who rules with alomost absolute authority
Creole
a language blending African, European, or indigenous Caribbean languages
coup
a change of gobernment caused by a group taking control by force
indigenous
native to an area