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explorers vocab

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colony
an area ruled by another country
merchant
a person who buys and sells goods for a living
raid
to make a suprise attack
navigator
a person skilled at plotting a ships course
conquistador
a spanish soldier-exsplorer of the1500s
caravael
a small ship with severallateen sails
sultan
a muslim ruler
indies
an old name for lands in asia that were the sourse of valueble spices
longship
a long,narrow,swift warship used by viking raiders
mutiny
a revolt on a ship
canal
a waterway built for travel
pilgrim
a person who travels for religios resons
near east
the region of southwest asia that borders europe and africa
lateen
a three-sided sail
yurt
a tent mounted on a wagon and used as a house by the mongols
logbook
a record of a voyage
muslims
beliver in islam, the religon founded by muhammad
saga
a viking story of acient heroes
hindu
a beliver in the traditional religon of india
viking
seafaring people from europe who raided,traded and settleda wide area between 800 and 1100
silk road
a network of trade routes that went from china all the way to europe
warrior
brave fighter
mongols
a central asian people who conquered a huge empire in the early 1200s
sultan
a ruler in india
strait
a narrow passage between two bodies of water
columbian exchange
the movment of plants,animals,and diseases between europe and the western hemisphere that resulted from european exsploration and colonization
scurvy
a disease cause by lack of vitiman c
carrack
a larger version of the caravel,with both lateen and square sails

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