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Ch. 34,28,29 Vocab

vocab

TermDefinition
Aborigine An original inhabitant one of the original inhabitants of Australia.
Lagoon A shallow body of eater separated from the sea by coral reefs or sandbars.
Cyclone A violent rotating windstorm.
Outback Remote sparsely settles 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.
Atoll A ring shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon.
Geyser A natural hot spring spring that shoots a column f water and stream into the air.
Trust Territory A dependent colony or territory supervised by another country by commission of the United nations.
Crevasse A deep crack in glacial ice.
Ice Shelf A massive extension of glacial ice over the sea, Often protruding hundreds of miles.
Pack ice Floating sea ice formed by a mix of icebergs with other ice formed in superchild oceans water.
Convergence Zone An area of serves storms where the frigid water circulating around antarctica meet the warmer water if the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans.
Krill Small shrimplike creatures food for whales and fish.
Sultanate A state ruled by a sultan.
Nonaligned nation A Nation what adopted neutrality during the Cold war.
Subcontinent A large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent.
Alluvial Plain A broad expanse of land along riverbanks consisting of rich fertile soil left by floods.
Monsoon The belief in one god.
Nationalism Pride in ones nation the desire of a cultural group to rule themeselves as a separate nation.
Nonviolent Resistance 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 a soul of a human being or animals 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 by birth.
Charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a mattress.
Sari A brightly colored cloth worn by many Indian women that draped over the body like a long dress.
Purdah 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 manufracturing operation usint little technology often located in or near peoples homes.
Hydroelectric Power Electricity that is generated by moving water.
Irrigate The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers.
Embankment Dam A wall of solid and rock to hold back water.
Buffer State A country that separates two hostile countries.
Malnutrition Disease cause by a lack of food or an unbalanced diet.
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
Created by: alisantos