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extended family
a family that includes in one household relatives
cam·pe·si·no
a native of a Latin-American rural area; especially : a Latin-American Indian farmer or farm laborer
lat·i·fun·di·um
: a great landed estate with primitive agriculture and labor often in a state of partial servitude
de·for·es·ta·tion
: the action or process of clearing of forests; also : the state of having been cleared of forests
Ilanos
inland areas of South America that hold vast grasslands- Ilanas is in Columbia
Estuary
an area where the tide meets a river current
es·carp·ment
a long cliff or steep slope separating two comparatively level or more gently sloping surfaces and resulting from erosion or faulting
pam·pa
an extensive generally grass-covered plain of temperate So. America east of the Andes
gau·cho
a cowboy of the So. American pampas
al·ti·pla·no
a high plateau or plain
pa·tois
a dialect other than the standard

uneducated speech

the characteristic special language
of an occupational or social group
es·tu·ary
: a water passage where the tide meets a river current;
an arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
qui·pu
a device made of a main cord with smaller varicolored cords
attached and knotted and used by the ancient Peruvians
con·quis·ta·dor
one that conquers; specifically : a leader in the Spanish conquest of America and especially of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century
vice·roy
1 : the governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of a king or sovereign
2 : a showy American nymphalid butterfly closely mimicking the monarch in coloration but smaller