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SE Asia Geo/EI Jones

SE Asia's Geography and Environmental Issues Vocab

TermDefinition
Ganges River Provides water to India’s most fertile farmland and populated areas; sacred to Hindu religion
Huang He (Yellow River) In northern China; muddy yellow silt; empties into Yellow Sea
Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River Largest and longest river in China; important for hydroelectric power, irrigation, transportation
Bay of Bengal Between India and Myanmar & Thailand; arm of the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean Third largest ocean; located between Africa to the west, Asia to the north, and Australia to the east
Sea of Japan Lies between Asia and Japan; lots of fish and mineral resources
South China Sea Lies between Vietnam and Philippines; connects the Pacific and Indian oceans; important for international shipping
Yellow Sea Lies between China and Korean Peninsula; famous for fishing industry
Gobi Desert Asia’s largest desert; stretches across Mongolia and northern China; mostly bare rock; has strong winds
Taklimakan Desert Northwestern China; lies between 2 mountain ranges; large sand dunes; very dry with little rainfall
Himalayan Mountains World’s tallest mountains; forms natural border between China and India; Mt. Everest
Korea Peninsula Juts out of northeast China between Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan; 2 countries— North and South Korea
Indian Subcontinent Area consisting of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives,
Hydroelectric Power Electricity produced from generators driven by turbines that convert the potential energy of moving water into mechanical energy.
Irrigation Supply of water to land or crops to help growth, typically by means of channels.
Monsoon Seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.
Typhoon A hurricane that occurs in the Indian Ocean or western Pacific Ocean
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