Influenced by mountains

Population patterns, movement of people & goods, climate

What separates India and China

Himalaya Mountains

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.

Eastern Ghats

Rolling mountains east of the Deccan Plateau in Southern India.

Western Ghats

A chain of eroded mountains in India that forms part of a triangle of rugged hills. It prevents yearly rainy winds from reaching the Deccan Plateau.

Starting point for South Asian rivers

Himalaya Mountains

Sediment

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

Erosion

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

Weathering

the process by which rock materials are broken down by the action of physical or chemical processes

Indus River

Western River, gave India it's name

Ganges River

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

Brahmaputra River

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

Indo-Gangetic Plain

Fertile region found in India

Varanasi

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

Archipelago

Group of closely located islands

Atoll

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

Sri Lanka

Island country in the Indian Ocean, South of India.

Monsoon

A seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia

Typhoon

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

Volcano

Mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth

Earthquake

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

Zones of Latitude

Low or tropical, middle or temperate, high or polar

Elevation

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

Topography

Precise, detailed study of the surface features of a region

South Asia

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

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