A large landmass that is smaller than a continent
The tallest mountain in the world
A river that flows across northern India into Bangladesh
A landform that forms at the mouth of a river created by sediments deposits
A river that creates a fertile plain called the Indus valley
Seasonal winds that bring warm or dry air
The worls largest mountain range
The worlds largest plateauu
The worlds coldest desert
Chinas main population centers and farm-lands
Also called the Yellow river, flows across northern Chna
fertile, yellowish soil
Also called the Yangizi, flows across central china
Japans highest mountain
Includes north and south korea
Large destructive wanes created by underwater earthquakes
A place where a lot of fish and other sea food can be cought
A peninsula that extends from the mainland of Southeast Asia
A peninsula that extends from the mainland of Southeast Asia
An island group near Southeast Asia and the Philippines
A large group of islands
Earths second largest island
Earths third largest island
Southeast Asias most important river
The world largest coral reef
A collection of rocky material found in shallow tropical water
We're the first humans to live in Australia
new zelands first settlers
Australias interior
Means tiny island
South of Micronesia
Means many islands
A small ring shaped coral island that surrounds a lagoon
An area that is under authority of another government
The ledge of ice that extends over the water
A floating mass of ice that broke off a glacier
A peninsula that extends north of the Antarctic
Another name for Antarctica
A layer of of earths atmosphere that protects living things from the harmful effects of the suns ultraviolet rays

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