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Chapter 22

Physical Geography of South Asia

Soil and sediment deposited as the mouth of a river forms a __________. delta
Circular-shaped islands made of coral are called __________. atolls
Much of South Asia experiences three distinct, or unique, seasons (hot, wet, and cool) that are caused by seasonal winds called ___________. monsoons
South Asia occasionally suffers from ___________, or damaging storms with high winds and heavy rains. cyclones
The Himalaya are growing slightly taller each year because ___________ are still occurring. tectonic plate movements
Greater number of people in South Asia mean greater demand for animal products, which leads farmers to raise more livestock. This can sometimes lead to overgrazing, which results in __________. dried up grasslands
The heaviest monsoon rains in the region fall __________. in eastern South Asia
Highland climates are found in South Asia's __________, where towering mountains rise. northern region


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