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TermDefinition
aborigine an original inhabitant one of the original inhabitants of australia
lagoon a shallow body of water separated from the sea by coral reefs or sandbars
cyclone a veiolent rotating windstorm
outback remote sparsley settled arid rural country especially the central and western plains and plateaus of australia
artesian well a well that is drilled deel enoug to tap a layer of porous material filled with ground watter
geyser a natural ot sprin that shoots a column of water steam in the air
trust teritorry a dependent colony or territory supervised by another country by commission of the united nations
crevasse a deep crack in glacial ice
ice shelf a massive extenison of glacial ice over the sea often protruding hundreds of miles
pack ice floating sea ice formed in superchilled ocean waters
converence zone an area of severe storms where the frigid water circulating around antarctica meeet the wamer water of the atlantick pacific and ineain oceans
krill small shrimp like creatures food for whales and fish
atoll a ring of shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon
sultanate a state ruled by a sultan
nonaligend nation a person sence of what makes them a nation
subcontinent a lsarge land masss forming distinct part of continent
alluvialplain a broad expanse of land along river banks consisting of rich fertile soil left by floods
monsoon a seasonal shift in the prevaling winds that influene larege climiet regions
NATIONALISM pride in ones nation the desire of an cultrual froup to rule themselves as a separate nation
nonviolent resistance the policy of opposin an enemy or oppressor by any meas other than violence
boycott to refuse to purchase or se a product or servib as an expressoion of disapproval
partation a ddivision into separate parts
reincaration the elief that the soul of a human being or animal goes through a series of births deaths and rebirths
caste system a social hierarchy in wich a person possessses a disinct ranck in socitey that is determined by birth
charpoy a wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a mattress
sari a brightly colored cloth warn by many indian women
purdah the pratice among hindu and muslim wemon of covering the face with a veil when out side the home
joint family system in india the custom of housing all member of an extened family together
cottage industry a small sccale manufaturing operation use littile technology often located in or near peoples homes
hydroelectric power electriicity that is generated by moving water
irrigate the waterinm o farmland with water drawon form reserviors or rivers
embakment dam a wall of soil an rock to hold back water
buffer state a country that separates two hostile countries
malnutrition diseade caused by lack of food or an unbalanced diet
deforestation the process of stripin gthe land of its trees
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