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1)Geographical Terms

Geographical Terms

Archipelago A chain or set of islands grouped together.
Cape Point of land extended into a body of water.
Delta A triangle-shaped area of rich soil near the mouth of a river.
Desert A dry region that may be sandy usually with little vegetation.
Glacier A large mass of ice that moves very slowly through a valley or down a mountain.
Harbor A sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely.
Island A body of land surrounded on all sides by water.
Isthmus A narrow strip of land with water on both sides that connects two larger land areas.
Lake A body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land.
Mountain Range A group or chain of connected mountains.
Oasis A fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation.
Peninsula An area of land extended into a body of water; water on three sides.
Plain A large, flat or gently rolling area of land.
Plateau An elevated piece of land with a flat top.
River A large stream of water that flows into a lake, ocean or other large body of water.
Strait A narrow channel of water joining two larger bodies of water.
Swamp Low, wet, spongy land that supports a wide variety of plant life.
Tributary A small stream or river that flows into a larger river.
Valley The low land between hills or mountains.
Volcano A mountain that may erupt and release hot liquid or lava along with ash and gas from the top.
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