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SS-Ch. 1 Vocab.

Regions textbook Vocabulary

5 Themes of Geography location, place, human environment interaction, movement, and regions
tributary a stream or a river that flows into a larger stream or river
mouth the place where a river empties into some larger body of water
plateau an area of high, mostly flat land
delta the triangle shaped land at the river's mouth
basin low, bowl-shaped land with higher ground all around
Mexico the country in North America, bordering the southwestern United States
continent one of the seven main areas of land on the earth
coastal plain low land that lies along an ocean
peninsula land almost entirely surrounded by water
erosion the wearing away of the earth's surface
hemisphere half of a sphere, such as a ball or a globe; a half of the earth
Canada a country in northern North America, bordering the United States
equator the imaginary line that splits the earth into a northern half and a southern half
floodplain the land that is drained by a river
Created by: SiemerKochHein
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