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Archipelago

Group of closely located islands

Atoll

Ring-shaped island formed by coral building up along the rim of an underwater volcano

Brahmaputra River

Flows east through the Himalya, west into India, and then south into Bangladesh

Earthquake

Shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

Eastern Ghats

Rolling mountains east of the Deccan Plateau in Southern India.

Elevation

Height of a point of the Earth at, above, or below sea level

Erosion

Condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

Ganges River

Located in India, this river is considered sacred to Hindus and is used for spiritual cleansing, funeral rites, and other Hindu rituals.

Hindu Kush

Mountain range in Central Asia. It meets the Karakoram and Himalaya from the West to complete a wall of mountains between the subcontinet and the rest of Asia.

Indo-Gangetic Plain

Fertile region found in India

Indus River

Western River, gave India it's name

Influenced by mountains

Population patterns, movement of people & goods, climate

Monsoon

A seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia

Sediment

Matter that settles to the bottom or sides of a body of water

South Asia

The region that consists of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh

Sri Lanka

Island country in the Indian Ocean, South of India.

Starting point for South Asian rivers

Himalaya Mountains

Topography

Precise, detailed study of the surface features of a region

Typhoon

A tropical storm that starts in the western Pacific or Indian Oceans.

Varanasi

One of the most famous places for pilgrimmage; located on the banks of the Ganges River