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Isthmus

A narrow strip of land that connects to larger areas of land

2

Caribbean Sea

Chain of mountains and volcanos Separate the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean

3

Archipelago

Large group of islands

4

Greater Antilles

Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico make up this island

5

Lesser Antilles

Small islands that stretch from the Virgin Islands to Trinidad to Tobago

6

Cloud forest

Moist, high elevation, tropical forest where low clouds are common

7

Ecotourism

The practice of using an areas natural environment to attract tourist

8

Civil war

Conflict between two or more group within a country

9

Panama Canal

Provides a link between the the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean

10

Dialect

Regional variety of language

11

Commonwealth

Self-governing territory associated with another country

12

Refugee

Someone who flees to another country, usually for political or economic reasons

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Cooperative

An organization owned by its members and operated for their mutual benefits