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WorldGeography13

Chapter 34, 28 & 29 Vocabualry

TermDefinition
Aborigine An original inhabitant; one of the original ingabitants of Australlia
Lagoon A shallow body of water seperated from the sea by coral reefs or sandbars
Cyclone A violent rotating windstrom
Outback Remote, sparsly settled, arid rural country especially that and western plains and plateus of australia
Artesian Well A well that is drilled deep enought to tap laywr of porus material filled with groundwater
Atoll A ring shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon
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 commisions 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 iceberggs with other ice formed in superchilled ocean waters
Convergence Zone An area of severe storms where the frigid waters circulating around antartica meet the warmer waters of atlantic pacific and indian oceans
Krill Small shrimplike creatures; food for whales and fish
Sultanate A state ruled by su,tan
Nonaligned Nation A nation that adopted neuttrality during the cold war
Subcontinent A large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent
Alluvial plain A broad expense of land along riverbanks consisting of rich fertile soil left by floods
Monsoon A seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that infuelnce large climate regions
Nationalism Pride in ones nation. The desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a seperate nation
Nonviolent Resistance The policy of opposing an enemy or opressor by any means other than violence
Boycott To refuse purchase or use a product or service as an expression of disapproval
Partition A division into seperate parts
Reincarnation The belief that soul of a human being animal goes theough a series of births, deaths, rebirths
Caste System A social heiarchy in which a person possesea a distinct rank in society that is determined by birth
Charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of matress
Sari A bright,y colored cloth worn by many indian women that is 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 the extended family together
Cottage Industry A small scale manufacturi goperation using little technology often located in or near peoples home.
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