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a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
archipelago
a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf)
bay
a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river
cape
small, horseshoe-shaped body of water along the coast; the water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.
cove
a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. It is formed from the silt, sand and small rocks that flow downstream in the river.
delta
an imaginary circle around the earth, halfway between the north and south poles.
equator
where a river meets the sea or ocean.
estuary
a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
gulf
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses with water on two sides
isthmus
Imaginary lines that run horizontal. Is the distance north or south from the equator.
latitude
Imaginary lines that run vertical. Is the angular distance east or west from the Prime Meridian.
longitude
a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
peninsula
a wide inlet of the sea or ocean that is parallel to the coastline; it often separates a coastline from a nearby island
sound
a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water
strait
a stream or river that flows into a larger river
tributary