Review Terms: Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean-CCDS 7th Grade SS

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archipelago

a group of many islands in a large body of water

Area where squatters live outside capital of Mexico

Colonia Zapata

Aztecs

Ancient civilization (1200-1521AD) that was located in what is present-day Mexico City

campesino

farm worker; peasant

Channel between easternmost point of Mexico and Cuba

Yucatan Channel

colonia zapata

ghetto area outside Mexico City

converted/ conversion

change in religious identity of a person

developed countries

countries with strong economies and a high quality of life

developing countries

emerging countries whose economies are not as strong

Diego Rivera

socialist Mexican painter of murals (1886-1957)

emigrate

leave one's country of residence for a new one

greater Antilles

Group of islands that includes Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico

How did Roman Catholicism end up in Mexico?

Brought by Spanish missionaries

immigrant

person who moves from one place to make a permanent home in another place

indigenous people

native people

infrastructure

facilities and things that support an area, such as police, firemen, hospitals, roads, libraries, etc.

isthmus

a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas

lesser antilles

hundreds of tiny islands, islets and cays found primarily along the eastern rim of the Caribbean

maquiladora

an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border)

mestizo

a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)