a large, distinguishable part of a continent
tallest mountain in Asia
a river considered one of the most sacred places in Hinduism.
is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river
a river also called Sindhū or Abāsīn, is a major south-flowing river in South Asia.
a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and Southeast Asia
contain the world's highest mountains, including Mount Everest.
Also called Tibetan Highlands, Roof of the World
a desert in Eastern Asia, mostly in Mongolia
is the area surrounding the lower Yellow River and its Tributaries
the second largest river in Asia
a loamy deposit formed by wind, usually yellowish and calcareous
a river in E Asia, flowing from the Tibetan plateau through central China to the East China Sea. About 3200 miles (5150 km) long.
a dormant volcano in central Japan, on Honshu island: highest mountain in Japan
a peninsula in East Asia that extends southwards for about 684 miles or 1,100 kilometers from the continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean
an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption.
a place where fish or shellfish are caught
a peninsula in SE Asia, between the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea, comprising Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, W Malaysia, and Burma (Myanmar).
lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca on the west and the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea on the east
sometimes called an island group or island chain, is a chain, cluster or collection of islands.
a large Island in the South West Pacific region.
the third-largest island in the world and the largest island in Asia.[
a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia
is the world's largest coral reef system
are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals
indigenous peoples of Taiwan
the culture of the Māori people
is the vast, remote, arid interior of Australia
is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
is a subregion of Oceania (and occasionally Australasia) extending from the western end of the Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji.
is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean
a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely
a term for types of administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a state
a thick floating platform of ice that forms where a glacier or ice sheet flows down to a coastline and onto the ocean surface
a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water
the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica, located at the base of the Southern Hemisphere
areas with annual precipitation less than 250 millimetres (9.8 in) and a mean temperature of less than 10 °C (50 °F) during the warmest months
a region of Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation

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