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World Geo

Chapter 34, 28, and 29 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Aborigine An aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.
Lagoon A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef.
Cyclone A system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure.
Outback The remote and usually uninhabited inland regions of Australia.
Artesian well A well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward.
Geyser A gas-fired water heater through which water flows as it is rapidly heated.
Trust territory A territory under the trusteeship of the United Nations or of a country designated by it.
Crevasse A breach in the embankment of a river or canal.
Ice shelf A floating sheet of ice permanently attached to a landmass.
Pack ice An expanse of large pieces of floating ice driven together into a nearly continuous mass, as occurs in polar seas.
Convergence zone A location where airflows or ocean currents meet.
Krill A small shrimplike planktonic crustacean of the open seas. It is eaten by a number of larger animals, notably the baleen whales.
Sultanate country or territory 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.
Monsoons winds that blow dry air from the northeast during the winter
Nationalism Pride in one's nation.
Nonviolent resistance Against injustice was most powerful weapon against the British.
Boycott Refuse to purchase western clothes, and instead wore clothes made from yarn.
Partition Divide into parts
Reincarnation Is the belief that the souls of human begins and animals go threw a series of births, deaths, and rebirths.
Caste system A social structure in which classes are determined by heredity.
Charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of mattresses.
Sari Brightly colored cloth that is draped over the body like a long dress.
Purdah Began among Muslims but it followed by Hindus as well.
Cottage industries A business or manufacturing activity carried on in a person's home.
Hydroelectric power Electricity produced by the movements of water.
Irrigate The land, or supply it with water.
Embankment dam A well of soil and rock built to hold back water.
Buffer state A country separating opposing powers.
Malnutrition A lack of food or an unbalanced diet.
Deforestation The state of being clear of trees.
Joint family systems The households usually include uncles and other relatives.
Alluvial plains as it deposits rich silt in flat areas.
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