3Latin a very old language that few people speak today many words and languages developed from LatinThe languages of Spanish and Portuguese are developed from Latin.An example of a word from Latin is hospitalLatin word = hospitalismeans guest
4* An imaginary line that divides the globe in half Equator* An imaginary line that divides the globe in half
5TropicsA hot region near the equator.TropicsTropics
6Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere * The top half of the globe, above the equatorEquatorSouthern Hemisphere* The bottom half of the globe, below the equator
7Tropical Climate * Hot all the time * Gets more sunlight for a longer time than any other part of the world* Very rainy
8Tropical Rain Forest * Thick forests found near the equator * Grow where the climate is very hot and very wet* The largest tropical rain forest is in South America.* Smaller tropical rain forests can be found in Central America and on islands in the Caribbean Sea.
10Mestizos* People who live in Latin America that are both white and Indian. There families were from Europe and were Indians
11Developing Nations* A nation with a low standard of living and not much industry.* In the cities, most people work at service jobs or in factories.* Many people who live in Latin America are farmers.
12Subsistence Farmers * Farmers who work on small farms. * They try to grow enough food to feed their families.
13Plantations * Huge farms that grow cash crops * Only a few people own plantations* Many poor people work on plantations