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15 Cards in this Set

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archipelago
large group or chain of islands
colony
overseas settlement made by a parent country
communism
authoritarian political system in which the central government controls the economy and society
light industry
production of consumer goods, such as food products and household goods
dialect
local form of a language
commonwealth
term for a republic or state governed by the people; the official title of Puerto Rico
hurricane
fierce tropical storm system with high speed winds, formed over warm oceans
plantation
large farm on which a single cash crop is raised
chicle
juice of the sapodilla tree, used in making chewing gum
nutrient
minerals in soil that supply growing plants with food
bauxite
mineral ore from which aluminum is taken
ladino
In Guatemala, a person who speaks Spanish and follows a Spanish-American, not Native American, lifestyle
literacy rate
percentage of adults in a society who can read and write
isthmus
narrow piece of land connecting two larger pieces of land.
cooperative
In Cuba, a farm owned and operated by the government.