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A number of techniques have been employed to clear or kill woody plants in savannas. The divergence has sometimes caused areas such as extensive savannas north and south of the Congo and Amazon Rivers to be excluded from mapped savanna categories. Aboriginal burning appears to have been responsible for the widespread occurrence of savanna in tropical Australia and New Guinea ,  and savannas in India are a result of human fire use.
For example, Native Americans created the Pre-Columbian savannas of North America by periodically burning where fire-resistant plants were the dominant species. Peter Martyr reported it as the local name for the plain around Comagre , the court of the cacique Carlos in present-day Panama. Flooded grasslands and savannas Riparian Wetland.
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. The word originally entered English in  as the Latin Zauana ,  equivalent in the orthography of the times to zavana see history of V.