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SouthEast Asia Vocab

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High Island Pacific islands created by volcanoes.
Low Island Pacific island made of coral reefs.
Great Barrier Reef a 1,250-mile chain of more than 2,500 reefs and islands along Australia's northeast coast containing some 4,000 species of coral.
Outback The dry, unpopulated inland region of Australia.
Voyaging Canoe A large ship developed by Pacific Islanders to sail the ocean.
Oceania The group of islands in the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Archipelago People who migrated to Australia from Asia at least 40,000 years ago: the orginial settlers of the land.
Outrigger canoe A small ship used in the lagoons of islands where Pacific Islanders settled.
Atoll A ringlike coral island or string of small islands surrounding a lagoon.
Bikini Atoll The isolated reef located in the Marshall Islands of the central Pacific, that was the site of U.S. nuclear bomb tests, consequently contaminating the atoll with high levels of radiation and driving its inhabitants away.
Manadala States organized as ring of power around a central court.
Khmer Empire A powerful empire that lasted roughly from the 9th to the 15th centuries in what is now Cambodia.
Indochina A french colony comprised of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam; it won indepence from France ing 1954.
Vietnam War (1954-1975) military conflict resulting from American involvement in South Vietnam to prevent its takeover by Communists North Vietnam.
ASEAN The Association of Southeast Aisa Nations, an alliance that promotes ecomonic growth and peace in the region.
Micronesia One of three regions in Oceania, meaning tiny islands.
Melanesia A region in Oceania meaning black islanda
Polynesia One of three regions in Oceania meaning many islands
Subsistence Activities An Activity in which a family produces only the food clothing and shelter they themselves need.
Corpa The dried meat of coconuts.
Taro An tropical Asian with starchy root, which can be eaten as a boiled vegetable or made into breads, puddings, or a paste called poi.
Penal Colony A place to send prisioners.
Maori The first settlers of NEw Zealand, who migrated from Polynesia more than 1,000 years ago.
Treaty Of Waitangi The treaty signed by the British and Maori in 1840 giving Britian control over New Zeland
Pakeha A Maori term for white people, for New ZEland or European descent.
Assimilation A process whereby a minority group gradually gives up its own culture and adopts the culture of a majority group.
Stolen Generation In Australia, what Aboriginal people today call the 100,000 mixed-raced children who were taken by the government and given to white familes to promote assimiliation.
Land Rights Act Of 1976 A specail law passed for Aboriginal rights in Australia giving Aboriginal people the right to claim land in the Northern Territory.
Mabo Case In Australia , the law that case that upheld Aboriginal Eddie Mabo's land claim by which the Court recognized that Aboriginal people had owned land before the British arrived.
Pastoral Leases In Australia, a huge chunk of land still owned by the government; ranchers take out leases, renting the land from the government.
Wik Case In Australia, the court rule in this case that Aboriginal people could claim land held under a pastoral lease.
Industrialization The growth of industry in a country or a society.
Push Factors A factor that causes people to have to leave their homelands and migrate to another region.
Pull Factors A factor that draws or attracts people to another location.
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