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chapter 30

TermDefinition
archipelago a set of closely grouped islands
oceania the group of islands in the pacific.
high island pacific islands created by volcanoes.
low island pacific islands made of coral reefs.
great barrier a 1250 mile chain of more than 2500 reefs and islands along australia northeast coast.
reef under water thing were fish and other things can grow and live.
outback the dry,unpopulated inland region of australia.
voyaging canoe a large ship developed by pacific islandsers to sail the ocean.
outrigger canoe a small ship used in the lagoons of islands where pacific islanders settled.
atoll a ringlike coral island or string of small islands surrounding a lagoon.
bikini atoll the isolated reef,located in the marshall islands of the center pacific.
mandala in tibetan buddhism a geometric design that symbolizes the universe and aids.
khmer empire a powerful empire that lasted roughly from the 9th to the 15th centuries.
indochina a french colony comprised of combodia loas and vietnam.
vietnam war the military conflict resulting from american involement in south vietnam to prevent its takeover by communist north vietnam.
asean the association of southeast asian nations.
micronesia a region in which several large cities and other areas grow together.
melanesia one of the three regions in oceania.
polynesia one of the three regions in oceania.
suubsistence activities an activity in which a family produces only the food.
copra the dried meat of cocanuts.
taro a tropical asian plant with starchy roots.
penal colony a place to send prisoners.
aboriginal people people who migrated to australia from asia at least 40000 years ago
maori the first settlers of new zealand who had migrated from polynesia more than 1000 years ago.
treaty of waitangi the treaty signed by the british and mario in 1840 giving britain control over new zealand.
pakeha a mario term for white people,for the new zealands of european desent.
assilmilation a process whereby a minority group gradually gives up its own culture and adopts the cultre of a mijority group.
stolen generation in australia what aboriginal people today call the 100000 mixed raceed children who were taken by the government and given to white families to promote assimilation.
lad rights act of 1976 a secial law passed for aboriginal rights in australia giving aboriginal people the right to claim land in the territory.
mabo case in australia the law case that uploaded aborininal eddie mabos land claimby which the court recognized that aboriginal people had ownedland before the british arrived.
pastoral leases in australia a huge chunk of land still ownedby the government.
wik case the court ruled in this case that aboriginal people could claim land held under a pastral lesase.
industrialization the groth of an inustry in a counrty or a society.
push pull factor a factor that causes people to leave their homes and a factor to draw people to another location.
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