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Geography Unit One

NYS Regents Ninth Grade

QuestionAnswer
chain of islands archipelago
triangular area of marshland formed by deposits of silt at the mouth of some rivers delta
study of people, their environments and their resources geography
family organization in which several generations share a common dwelling joint family
distance north or south of the Equator, indicates temperature latitude
group claiming a common ancestor lineage
distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, indicates time zones longitude
believing in one God monotheistic
family unit consisting of parents and children nuclear family
believing in many Gods polytheistic
period of time before writing systems were invented prehistory
large landmass that juts out from a continent subcontinent
the study of past people and cultures archeology
an area of region of the world with specific weather conditions climate
way of life handed down from one generation to the next culture
the way the globe is broken into halves (North and South OR East and West) hemisphere
an area of land almost surrounded by water peninsula
a display of the earth's features physical map
a display of a country or continents territories, boundaries and capitals political map
a display that shows the division and classification of specific areas of the world regional map
the ranking of individuals based upon common economic, cultural or political status social class
a display that highlights information from specific subjects thematic map
Created by: LHSZollitsch