Vocabulary Chapter 8 – 10

Geography
Indigenous
native to a place
Murals
wall painting
Mosaic
picture or design made with small pieces of colored stone, glass, shell, or tile
Chinampas
floating farming islands made by the Aztex
Quipu
knotted cords of various lengths and colors used by the Inca to keep financial records
Patois
dialects that blend elements of indigenous, European, Aftrican, and Asian languages
Megacity
city with more than 10 million people
Primate City
a city that domains a country’s economy, culture, and government and in which population is concentrated; usually the capital;;
Glyphs
picture writing carved in stone
Syncretism
a blending of beliefs and practices from different regions into one faith
Urbanization
the movement of people from rural areas into cities

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