Faces - The Magazine of People, Places and Cultures for Kids|May/June 2020
Iguazu (ee-gwuh-soo) means “great waters” or “big water” in the Tupi-Guarani language of the indigenous people of the region. The falls were created by volcanic activity. Cooling lava created stone called basalt. Earthquakes later caused cracks (faults) in the basalt, creating the waterfalls where the Iguazu River flows.
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