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landlocked
surrounded by land and little water
finance
the use and management of money by banks, businesses, and corporations
Quebecois
the French-speaking people of Quebec
bilingual
speaking two languages
Arctic Circle
the area of latitude about 66.5 degrees north of the Equator
geologist
a person who studies Earth's physical structure and history
cordillera
the Spanish word for mountain range
maritime climate
the type of climate influenced by being close to water
Chinook
a hot, dry wind along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains
drought
a long period of dry weather
deforestation
the clearing or destruction of forests
wetland
land covered with water some or most of the time, but where plants continue to grow
diversity
a variety of people; differences
territory
an area of land that is part of a country, but is not officially a province or state of a country
cosmopolitan
having people from all over the world
subarctic climate
the cold climate of the area immediately outside the Arctic Circle
tundra
a plain with no trees
province
a state in Canada
maritime
bordering on or near the sea
Inuit
the native people of Canada
permafrost
permanently frozen ground
erosion
the process by which running water, wind, or ice break down rock or soil
bedrock
the solid rock under the loose material and soil of the Earth's surface
continental climate
the climate in landlocked areas far from oceans; a climate of short, warm summers and long winters