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  1. GeographicTerms Slide Show

  2. Archipelago- a group of islands

  3. Canal - an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.

  4. Delta – flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth

  5. Desert - any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.

  6. Glacier – a large, thick body of slow moving ice

  7. Gulf – part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline; larger than a bay

  8. Harbor – a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor

  9. Hill – elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit, generally smaller than a mountain

  10. Island- land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water

  11. Isthmus – a narrow stretch of land that connects 2 larger land areas

  12. Lake – a sizeable inland body of water

  13. Landforms – individual feature of the land, such as a mountain or a valley

  14. Mesa - A broad, flat-topped elevation with one or more clifflike sides

  15. Mountain – land with steep sides that rises sharply from surrounding land

  16. Mountain range – a series of connected mountains

  17. Mouth of the river – a place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water

  18. Oasis - a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.

  19. Peninsula – a body of land jutting into a lake or ocean, surrounded on three sides by water

  20. Plain – an area of level land, usually at a low elevation and often covered with grasses

  21. Plateau – an area of elevated flat land, about 300-3,000 feet high

  22. River – a large natural stream of water that runs through the land

  23. Source of the river – the starting point of a river, often in the highlands

  24. Strait – a narrow waterway that connects two larger bodies of water

  25. Tributary – a smaller river or stream that flows into a larger river

  26. Volcano - a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals