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Elavation
The height above sea level.
Elevation Profile
a cutaway diagram of changes in elevation of land.
Climate Region
a broad area or region of where the weather is naming the longitude and latitude .
Relative Location
where a location is in relative with another place.
Absolute Location
Naming the longitude and latitude lines that cross at a certain point.
Grid System
The longitude and latitude lines that cross making up a grid.
Isthmus
a narrow piece of land that connects two larger landmasses.
Humid Subtropical Climate
warm, mild, and rainy.
Tropics
the area between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn.
Savanna
Tropical Grassland.
Tundra
broad and dry area.
Climate
a pattern of long term weather in a certain area.
Renewable resource
resource that can be replaced or renewed.
Nonrenewable Resource
a resource that can't be replaces or renewed.
Standard of Living
The quality of life based on income.
Cultural Diffusion
Spread on knowledge between cultures
Natural Resource
anything from the natural environment that people use to meet their needs.
Free Enterprise
where people run businesses without much interference from the government.
19. refugee
people who move to another country for refuge from a disaster.
Emigrate
move to another country.
Literacy Rate
The percentage of people who can read and write.
Culture
The way of life for a group of people.
Communism
a type of government where the government runs businesses and decide what the people do.
Socialism
Where people run bussiness with governmental controling.
Civilization
highly developed countries.
Exports
Products sent out distrubuted to countries around the world.
Developed Country
A country with many service industries.
Subsistence Farming
Where a farmer grows food for only him and his family.
Developing Country
A country which is starting to working towards industrilization.
Urbanization
Where a person who lives in a rural area moves to a big city.
Birthrate
The percentage of babies that are born.
Service Industry
types of jobs that provide a service.
Famine
lack of food.
Fossil Fuel
coal, oil, and natural gas.
Pesticide
chemical that kills bugs.
Acid Rain
rain carrying large amounts at sulferic acids.
Contiguous
Touching.
Multicultural
Many cultures.
Farm Belt
flat land with fertile soil.
Ethnic Group
a group of people who share a common culture, language, and history.
Immigrant
A person who moves to a new place.
Rural
sparsly populated.
Colony
An overseas settlement.
Urban
a densly populated area.
Coral Reef
Submerged or low-lying structures formed over time from the skeletons of small animals.
Republic
a form of government that allows people to elect their leaders.
Latitude
Lines on the globe that run east and west.
Industrialized
having many industries.
Altitude
height above sea level.
Steppe
dry, treeless grassland.
Adobe
sun-dried, clay bricks
Basins
a bowl shaped peice of land.
Achipelago
a strand of islands.
Cooperative
farms owned and operated by the government.
Commonwealth
a partly self-governed territory.
Landlocked
surrounded all by land.
Welfare State
A social system whereby the state assumes primary responsibility for the welfare of its citizens.
Empire
group of lands under one ruler.
Cash Crop
A crop sold for money.
Navigable
a body of water thats wide and long enough for ships to pass through
Capitalism
A part of the free enterprise system
Delta
the place where a river emptys out into the ocean.
Geography
The study of the earth in all of its variety.
Imports
Thigs brought in from another country.
Industry
A business that works to make something or provide a service.
Interdependant
reliant on each other.
Projection
An estimate or a thought of how something looks.
Textile
Thread woven into fabric.
Language Family
a group of similar languages.
Location
Place.
Longitude
Lines on the globe that run north and south.
Prime Meridian
zero dergrees longitude line
Permafrost
Permanently frozen.
Light Industry
produce, food, cigars and household goods.
Population Density
How many people are in a certain area.
Climograph
a graph that shows two different sets of data.
mosque
Muslim place of worship
migrated
moved
potash
a type of mineral salt
phosphate
a mineral used in making fertilizer
monotheism
a belief in one god
Holocaust
the systematic murder of millions of Jews.
Bedouin
people who move through deserts
civil war
conflict among many different groups within a country
constitutional monarchy
a form of government in which the monarch shares power with elected officials
oasis
lush green places in dry areas that have enough water for crops to grow
hajj
a relgious journey to Makkah,at least once
alluvial plain
the plain between rivers
shah
Kings in Iran
ethnic group
groups that share a common language, religion, and culture.
lagoons
subcontinent
a landmass that is like a continent, only smaller
monsoon
seasonal winds
jute
a plant fiber used in making rope, twine, and burlap
cottage industry
is based in a rural village where family members use their own equipment
tributary
a smal river that flows into a larger river or body of water
delta
land formed by deposits at the end of the river
cyclone
intense storm with high winds and heavy rains
teak
a wood used for shipbuilding and fine furniture
dzong
centers of prayer and study
atoll
low lying lands that circle pools of water
lagoons
circle pools of water
loess
a fertile, yellow-gray soil deposited by wind and water
dike
high banks of soil located along the sides of rivers
typhoon
tropical storms with strong winds and heavy rains
invest
put money into a business
consumer goods
products such as television sets, cars, and motorcycles
tungsten
a metal used in electrical equipment
terraced feilds
feild with with strips of land cut out of a hillside like stair steps
dynasty
ruling families who govern China
calligraphy
the art of beautiful writing
pagoda
Buddist temples with many-storied towers
empire
a collection of territories under one ruler
yurt
large circle-shaped tents made of animal skins
High-technology industries
companies that produce computers and other electronic equipment.