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geogrpahy terms

The land that is formed by mud and sand at the mouth of a river ex: Nile delta
A group of Islands ex: Philippines, Indonesia, Japan archapelago
A wind in Asia that brings a wet season when it blows from the sea and a dry season when it blows from the land ex: India Monsoon
A place in the desert where there is natural spring or surface water ex: Mecca (Saudi Arabia), Medina Oasis
The place where a river empties into a sea, lake or ocean ex: Nile (Mediterranean) Mouth
A broad land area with a usually level surface raised sharply above the land next to it on at least one side ex: Deccan (India, Tibet (China) platue
Origin, or place where a river begins source
A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water ex: Bosporus, Dardanelles (black sea and Med.) Gibroller (Med.) strait
A narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses and separating two large bodies of water ex: Suez Canal (Egypt) isthmus
the surface features of a place or area topographic
having to do with the hot areas near the equator ex: cancer, capricorn tropics
A large body of salt water nearly or partly surrounded by land, Smaller than in ocean ex: Med., Black, Red Sea
Any imaginary semicircle on the earth reaching from the north to the south pole used to measure a degree of longitude ex: Prime meridian 0 degrees meridians
One of the imaginary circles on the earths surface parallel to the equator ex: equator latitude
in the legend tells you how much smaller the map is than the real area it represents scale
A piece of land extending out into a body of water ex: India penninsula
Type of map that illustrates official boundries political
study of making representations of the earth on a flat surface cartography
a science that deals with the location of living and nonliving things on earth and the way they affect one another geography
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