G Middle America

Central America
definition-a region of southern North America extending from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and is linked to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
paraphrase-region of southern North America from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
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West Indies
definition-an archipelago between southern North America and northern South America, separating the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean
paraphrase-archipelago between southern North America and northern South America
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subsistence agriculture
definition-self sufficiency farming in which farmers focus on growing enough food to feed their families
paraphrase-farm with enough food to feed the family
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mestizo
definition-in Latin America, a man of mixed race
paraphrase-man of mixed race
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mulatto
definition-a person of mixed white and black ancestry especially a person with one white and one black parent
paraphrase-person with one white and one white black parent

Santeria
definition-an Afro-Cuban religious cult developed from the beliefs and customs of the Yoruba people and incorporating some elements of the Catholic religion
paraphrase-an Afro-Cuban cult developed incorporating some elements of the Catholic religion
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Rastafarian
definition-an African religion that regards Ras Tafari as divine
paraphrase-religious culture that believes Ras Tafari is the Messiah and that Africa is the promise land
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underdeveloped country
definition-so inadequately developed economically and industrially as to have a relatively low standard of living
paraphrase-

Panama Canal
definition-a canal about 50 miles long, across the Isthmus of Panama, that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
paraphrase-canal across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
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lock
definition-a short confined section of a canal or other waterway in which the water level can be changed by the use of gates and slucies, used for raising and lowering vessels between two gates
paraphrase-short confined section of a canal or waterway in which the water level can be changed by the us of gates
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