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Geography Vocab.

Think like a geographer

Geography The study of people, places, and the environment
Culture The beliefs, customs, laws, arts, and ways of living that a group of people share
Cartographer A person who makes maps
Relative Location The location of one place in relation to another
Absolute location The exact spot on Earth where a place is found
Renewable Resource A resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short time period
Non-renewable Resource A resource that cannot be replaced or can only be replaced over millions of years
Migrate To move from one area, in order to settle in another
Climate The typical weather in a region over a period of time
Continent A large landmass above water
Subcontinent A large landmass that is part of a continent but has its own geographic identity
Hydroelectricity Electrical power generated by water
Fertile Rich in resources and nutrients
Irrigation The process of bringing water to dry land
Archipelago A group of islands
Fjord A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea located between steep cliffs
Savanna A flat grassland in a tropical or subtropical region with scattered trees and shrubs
Peninsula A body of land surrounded by water on three sides
Tributary A stream or river that flows into a larger river
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