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Archipelago
a group of islands
Atlas
A book with a collection of maps in it.
Bay
Part of an ocean or lake partially enclosed by land.
Canal
A narrow man made(artificial) water way that connects 2 larger bodies of water.
(artificial)
Cape
a point of land extending into the sea or a lake.
Continent
The largest of all land forms.

There are seven.
Desert
A very dry area receiving less than ten inches of rain a year.
Gulf
A large deep area where the ocean reaches into land.
Island
A body of land surrounded by water.
Isthmus
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land.
Lake
A body of water completely surrounded by land.
Mountain
A mass of land rising sharply above surrounding land.
Mouth
A place where a river flows into a lake or ocean.
Ocean
The largest of all water forms.
Peninsula
Bodies of land surrounded by water on three sides. Example: FLordia
River
A large stream of water the flows into a natural channel.
Sea
A big occupation of water that is salty (smaller than the ocean)
Strait
A narrow strip of water connecting two large bodies of water.
Tributary
Flowing in to a large lake or stream.
Valley
Low land between hills and mountains.
Equator
0° latitude line running east to west.
Hemisphere
Halves of the earth divided by the equator.
Latitude
Shows the distance north and south. (Influences climate) FLATITUDE
Longitude
Shows the distance east and west. (Determines time zone)
Legend
An explanatory list of symbols on a map or chart. Otherwise known as a key.
Boundary
Something that points out or shows a limit to an area.
Source
A force that gives rise to something. Where a river begins or starts.
Plains
A large area of low level flatlands.
Plateau
A broad flat area of land higher than the surrounding land.