Presentation on theme: "Chapter 8: Central America & the Caribbean"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 8: Central America & the Caribbean Vocabulary Terms
2 Vocabulary TermsIsthmus- a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areasCaribbean Sea- a sea, which separates North and South AmericaArchipelago- a large group of islands Greater Antilles- the four large islands of Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico
3 Vocabulary TermsLesser Antilles- many small islands that stretch from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad and Tobago.Cloud Forest- a moist, high elevation tropical forest where low clouds are commonEcotourism- the practice of using an area’s natural environment to attract touristsCivil War- a conflict between two or more groups within a country
4 Vocabulary TermsPanama Canal- provides a link between the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.Dialect- a regional variety of a languageCommonwealth- a self-governing territory associated with another country
5 Vocabulary TermsRefugee- someone who flees to another country, usually for political or economic reasonsHavana- the capital of CubaCooperative- an organization owned by its members and operated for their mutual benefit.