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Geography Terms

Chapter 9

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bonded labor labor that is pledged against an outstanding debt.
caste system of kinship groupings that is reinforced by language, religion, and occupation.
distributary river branch that flows away from the main stream.
microfinance programs programs that provide credit and savings to the self-employed poor, including those in the informal sector, who cannot borrow money from commercial banks.
monsoon seasonal reversal of wind flows in parts of the lower to middle latitudes. During the cool season, a dry monsoon occurs as dry offshore winds prevail; in hot summer months a wet monsoon occurs as onshore winds bring large amounts of rainfall.
orographic effect influence of hills and mountains in lifting airstreams, cooling the air, and thereby inducing precipitation.
Raj rule of the British in India.
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