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Vocab 34,28,29

Aborigines small groups of nomadic hunter and gatherers from early australian time
Lagoon a shallow body of water with an outlet to the ocean
Cyclone the australian term for hurricane
Outback harsh wilderness region of the central and western plain in australia
Artesian well a well dug deep enough to tap underground pockets of water called poros material
Geyser hot springs that shoot jets of hot water into the air
Trust Territory areas supervised by other nations
Crevasse large craks in a giant glacier
Ice shelf permanent massive extension
Pack ice a formation from superchilled waters and previously frozen ice
Convergence zone area where the frigid waters of the ocean meet the warm waters of the Atlantic ocean or Indian ocean
Krill small plankton type creatures
Atoll a ring shaped coral island surrounding a lagoon
Sultanate state ruled by sultan
nonaligned nations a nation that adopted nuetrality
sub continent large landmass forming part of a continent
alluvial plain a broad expanse of land along a river bank, consisting of rich fertile soil left by floods
monsoon winds that blow dry air from the northeast during winter and carry moisture during summer
nationalism pride in ones nation
nonviolent resistance opposing a power by any means other tan violence
boycott refuse to purchase or use
partition divide into parts
Reincarnation a belief that the souls of humans and animals go through a series of birth deaths and rebirths
caste system in social heiarhy when people are born into a certain social class
charpoy a wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a matress
sari a brightly colored clothe draped over the body like a long dres
purdah indian women who cover their face in public with a veil
joint family system everyone in the family has a certain role to be taking care of everyday
cottage industry industry of selling and making cotton
Hydroelectric power electricity produced by the power of water
irrigate supply the land with water
embankment dam wall of soil and rock built to hold back water
buffer state a country seperating opposing powers
malnutrition a lack of food or an unbalanced diet
deforistation the cutting down of trees in a forest
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