Landforms

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    A group of many Islands
    Archipelago
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    An area of land largely enclosed by higher land.
    Basin
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    A 
part of a body of salt water that reaches into the land; usually smaller than a gulf
    Bay
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    A 
narrow valley with steep sides; usually created by erosion
    Canyon
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    A curved or hooked piece of land extending into a body of water
    Cape
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    A narrow deep waterway connecting two larger bodies of water; the deepest part of the waterway.
    Channel
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    A high, steep slope of rock or soil
    Cliff
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    A 
land built up by deposits of sand and silt at the mouth of some rivers
    Delta
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    A narrow inlet of the sea between high banks or cliffs created by glaciers
    Fjord
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    A 
part of a sea or ocean that reaches into land; usually larger than a bay
    Gulf
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    A raised part of the earth’s surface with sloping sides; old mountain which because of erosion has become rounder and shorter
    Hill
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    A large mass of floating ice that has broken off from a glacier, most of this is underwater
    Iceberg
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    A 
narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger pieces of land
    Isthmus
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    A large body of water surrounded by land
    Lake
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    A land formation having a relatively flat top and steep rock walls
    Mesa
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    A 
high, rocky land, usually with steep sides and a pointed or rounded top, higher than a hill
    Mountain
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    A fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation
    Oasis
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    A 
piece of land that extends into a body of water and is surrounded on three sides by water
    Peninsula
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    A 
flat highland area with one steep face; elevated plain
    Plateau
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    A narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water
    Strait

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    A large body of water, usually salt water, partly or completely surrounded by land
    Sea
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    A large stream of water flowing through the land into a lake, ocean, or other body of water
    River
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    A low land between hills or mountains
    Valley
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    A cone shaped mountain formed out of rock or ash thrown up from inside the earth, frequently with an opening or depression at the top
    Volcano
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    A 
place where running water makes a sheer drop, usually over a cliff
    Waterfall
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Landforms
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2011-03-06 19:24:27
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