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Ch 34,28,29

Chapter 34,28,29 vocab

TermDefinition
Aborigine An original inhabitant; one of the original inhabitants of Australia.
Lagoon A shallow body of water separated from the sea by coral reefs or sandbars.
Cyclone A violent, rotating windstorm.
Outback Remote, sparsely settled, arid, rural country, especially the central and western plains and plateaus of Australia.
Artesian Well A well that is drilled deep enough to tap a layer of porous material filled with groundwater
Geyser A natural hot spring that shoots a column of water and steam into the air.
Trust Territory A dependent colony or territory supervised by another country by commission of the United States.
Atoll A ring-shaped coral island surrouding a lagoon
Crevasse A deep crack in glacial ice.
Ice shelf A massive extension of glacial ice over the sea, protruding hundreds of miles.
Pack ice Floating sea ice formed by a mix of icebergs with other ice formed in super-chilled ocean water.
Convergence zone An area of severe storms where the frigid waters circulating around Antarctica meet the warmer waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans
Krill Small, shrimp-like creatures; food for whales and fish.
Sultanate A state ruled by a sultan.
Nonaligned nations A nation that adopted neutrality during the Cold War.
Subcontinent large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent
Alluvial Plains A broad expanse of land along riverbanks, consisting of rich, fertile soil left by floods.
Monsoon A seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions.
Nationalism Pride in one's nation; the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a separate country.
Nonviolent resources The policy of opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violence.
Boycott To refuse to purchase or use a product or service as an expression of disapproval
Partition A division into separate parts.
Reincarnation The belief that the soul of a human being or animal goes through a series of births, deaths, and rebirths.
Caste System A social hierarchy in which a person possesses a distinct rank in society that is determined.
Charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a mattress.
Sari A brightly colored cloth, worn by many Indian women, that is draped over the body like a long dress.
Purduh The practice among Hindu and Muslim women of covering the face with a veil when outside the home.
Joint Family System In India, the custom of housing all members of an extended family together.
Cottage Industry A small-scale manufacturing operation using little technology, often located in or near people's homes.
Hydroelectric Power Electricity that is generated by moving water.
Irrigate The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers.
Embankment A wall of soil and rock to hold back water.
Buffer State A country that separates two hostile countries.
Malnutrition Disease caused by a lack of food or an unbalanced diet.
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
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