6th grade Latin America culture and geography

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Literacy Rate
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the percentage of people with the ability to read and write.
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Natural Resource
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a material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value.
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ethnic group
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people in a region who share ancestry, language, and culture.
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culture
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the way of life of a group of people; includes language, customs, traditions, beliefs, and religious practices.
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Amazon river
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a massive river in South America; more water drains out of it than out of any other river on Earth.
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Andes mountains
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a huge mountain range along the western side of South America more than 5,000 miles long, and home to the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere.
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Atacama desert
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a desert region on the coast of northern Chile, sparsely inhabited but rich in minerals.
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Caribbean Sea
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a large body of water in the western Atlantic Ocean
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Panama Canal
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a human-made waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.
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mulatto
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In Latin America, one whose ancestors were both African and European.
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mestizo
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In Latin America, one whose ancestors were both European and Native American.
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Latin America
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countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean having Spanish or Portuguese as their primary language.
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standard of living
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Quality of life based on ownership of necessities and luxuries that make life easier.

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