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favela
slums in outskirts of brazillian cities
grid
crisscross network or parallels and meridians on a map or globe allowing you to locate any point on the earths surface
maghreb
arabic word meaning furthest west
apartheid
official policy
hemisphere
half of a sphere
estancia
large ranch or estate in SA
sphere
round solid figure all points equally distant from the center
equator
an imaginary circle around the middle of the earth, halfway between the poles
fazenda
coffee plantation
rotation
curved path of a planet about the sun
globe
sphere with a map of the earth on it
solstice
time of the year when the direct rays of the sun are the greatest distance from the equator
revolution
movement of the earth around the sun
map
drawing of the earth's surface or part of it
axis
imaginary line about which the earth spins
equinox
sun crosses the equator and day and night are equal length in all parts of the earth
mate`
tea leaves
gross national product per person
divide total number of goods and services produced in a year by people
developing country
country where most make their money farming
general reference map
map showing general info such as continents, bodies of water, and cities
industrialized country
most make a living in manufacturing, trade, or business
special purpose map
map showing or emphasizing some particular feature, such as land use, annual percipitation, or distribution of people
culture region
group of coutries with common language, religion, and ways of making a living
mesopotamia
land btwn the tigris and the euphrates
international date line
imaginary line agreed upon as the place where each calendar day first begins
census
official count of the people in a district or country
gezira
region of irrigated land where the nile meets the blue nile
large scale map
map of a small area that shows many details
sharecropper
person who farms land from the owner in return for part of the crops
map symbol
something that stands for or represents a thing or condition
berber
original inhabitants of the maghreb lands
key
explanation of symbols on a map
legend
explanation of symbols on map
scale
size of something compared with what it represents
tropic of capricorn
parallel 23 1/2 south of the equator
tropic of cancer
parallel 23 1/2 north of the equator
demographer
person who studies human population
antarctic circle
parallel 66 1/2 degrees south of the equator
small scale map
leaves out many details and covers a large area or earths surface
arctic circle
a special parallel 66 1/2 degrees north of the equator
hacienda
large ranch or estate
fertile crescent
large area of land stretching in an arc from med sea to persian gulf
jute
tough tropical reed used for rope and coarse fabric
lines of latitude
a parallel
bantu
dark skinned tribes
squatter
person who settles on public land without permission
parallel
imaginary circles around the earth parallel to the equator
adobe
brick made of sundried clay
boer
early dutch settlers
veld
grassy interior plateau
rift valley
long north south valley
ejido
large mexican farm owned by several families
sunnism
islam most of the world follows
shiism
islam used by the persians
lotus
water lily
irrigation
supplying water to dry lands through pipes, canals, and ditches
vital statistics
facts about human lives
coordinates
degrees of longitude and latitude that define the position of a place
afrikaner
dutch descendants
gaucho
cowboy
loess
yellowish brown loam, deposited by the wind
cacao
make chocolate
great circle
any circle on the surface of the earth passing through the center of the earth
animist
spirit worshippers
culture
all the customs and ways of life a group of people learn
sisal
fibers used for making rope
chicle
sap; base for bubblegum
reservoir
a place where water is stored
geographer
a person who studies places on the earths surface and the people in those places
latifundo
large estate in south america
geography
study of the earth as the home of the people
meridian
an imaginary great circle passing through any place on the earths surface and through the north and south poles
latitude
distance north or south of the equator
natural feature
those things in and around a place that were not made by people
region
an area that has some common feature and that differs from surrounding areas
cultural feature
those things in and around a place not made by people
environment
people's surroundings on earth
longitude
distance east or west on the earths surface
westernize
to adopt ideas and ways of life by western culture
prime meridian
meridian from which the longitute east and west is measured
language
speech used by country or people to communicate
lines of latitude
a meridian vertical
physical feature
aka natural feature: not made by people
religion
system of faith and worship