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TA Glossary Land

Landforms on Earth

isthmus [is-muhs] a narrow piece of land joining 2 larger bodies of water
mountain a high, steep piece of land that rises sharply above the surrounding area
mountain range a group or chain of mountains
peninsula a piece of land that is mostly surrounded by water, but is connected to the mainland
archipelago [ahr-kuh-pel-uh-goh] a chain of islands in a broad area of water
canyon a deep, narrow valley with steep slopes
desert a large area of land with little or no water or vegetation
island an area of land surrounded by water on all sides
plain a large area of flat land
plateau a large area of high flat land
valley land that lies between mountains or hills
volcano an opening in the Earth's crust from which lava, ashes, and gasses erupt
Created by: TAgeography