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Ch. 19 Sect. 1 Vocab

East Asia Geography & History

TermDefinition
mainland the land connected to a continent, usually in reference to countries with both continental land and islands
basin a region drained by a river system
alluvium describing the sediment deposited by a river
loess a yellow silt or sediment that forms thick deposits
archipelago a chain of islands
eruption a blast or explosion
typhoon a dangerous tropical storm with heavy rains and high winds, known as a hurricane in the Western Hemisphere
demilitarized zone (DMZ) a neutral area between enemy countries, specifically between North Korea and South Korea
steppe a very large plain of dry grassland
semiarid somewhat dry, with very little rainfall
ger a portable tent made of felt
animal-borne carried by animals
carapace the hard shell of an animal such as a turtle
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