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49139 oceania

voabulary for unit 10: se asia, oceania and antarctica

archipelago A set of closely grouped islands
Oceania The group of islands in the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polunesia
high island Pacific islands created by volcanoes
low island Pacific islands made of coral reefs
great barrier reef A 1250 mile chain of more than 2500 reefs and islands along Australias northeast coast, containing some 400 species of coral
outback The dry, unpopulated region of Austrailia
voyaging canoe A large ship developed by Pacific ilandersto sail the ocean
outrigger canoe A small ship used in the lagoons of islands when Pacific islanders settled
atoll A ringlike coral island or string of small islands surrounding a lagoon
Bikini Atoll The isolated reef, located in the Marchall islands of teh central Pacific, that was the site of U.S nuclear bomo tests, consequently contaminating the atoll with high levels of radiation and drining its inhabitants away
Mandala A state organized as a ring of power around a central court, which often changed in size over time, and which was used instead of borders in early Southeast Asian states.
Khmer Empire Khmer Empire A powerful empire that lasted roughly from the ninth century to the fifteenth century in what is now Cambodia
Indochina A French colony comprised of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam; it won independence from France in 1954 Vietnam War ( 1954-1975 The military conflict resulting from American involvement in South Vietnam to prevent its takeover by Communist North Vietnam
ASEAN ASEAN the Assciation of Southeast Asian Nations, an alliance that promotes economic growth and peace in the region
Melanasia A region in Oceania meaning 'Black Islands"
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