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privateer
the captain of an army, privately owned ship, whom the government has given permission to attack enemy ships, any private ship operated by such a person
mosque
a house of worship for people who believe in Islam
Arabic numeral
one of our symbols for numbers such 1, 2, 3
astrolabe
an instrument that measures the distance between the sun or stars and the horizon; once used by sailors for navigation
Ambush
to attack by surprise from a hiding place
saga
Icelandic legends about events that happened in the past
immunity
the ability to resist getting sick from a disease
epidemic
an outbreak of disease that makes many people sick at once.
plantation
a large farm where crops are grown and the people who tend it live on the land
Islam
a religion based on the belief that there is only one God and that Muhammad was his most important prophet
Columbian exchange
the transfer of peoples, plants, and animals across the
Atlantic Ocean after Columbus first trip to the Americas
legend
a story that is told over and over again by many generalions of people
merchant
a person who makes money by buying and selling goods
pilgrimage
a journey made by religious people to a place they consider sacred
emperor
a man who rules different groups of people throughout a large area