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world georg

ch 34,28,29

TermDefinition
aborigine an original inhabitant
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
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 dependant colony or or territory supervised by another country by commision of the united nations
atoll a ring shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon
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 ice bergs with other ice formed in superchilled ocean waters
convergence zone an area of severe storms
krill small shrimplike creatures food for whales and fish
sultanate a state ruled by a sultan
nonaligned nation a nation that 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
monsoon a seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions
nationalism pride in ones nation the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves 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 dissapproval
partition a division into separate parts
reincarnation the belief that a soul of a human being or animal goes through a series of births, deaths, and rebirths
caste system a social heirarchy in which a person possesses a distinct rank in society
charpoy a wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a matress
sari a brightly colored cloth, worn by many indian women
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 manufacturing operation using little technology
hydroelectric power electricity that is generated by moving water
irrigate the watering of farm land with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers
embankment dam a wall of soil and rock to hold bak water
buffer state a country that seperates 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
Created by: austinbetteridge