4th grade landforms

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mountain

a very tall, high, natural place higher than a hill

valley

A low place between mountains

plateau

A large flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land

mesa

A land formation that has a flat area on the top and steep walls usually in dry areas

plain

flat land that has only small changes in elevation

lake

a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides

river

a large flowing body of water that usually empties into the sea or ocean

delta

a low. watery land formed at the mouth of a river

tributary

a stream or river that flows into a larger river

gulf

a part of an ocean or sea that is partially surrounded by land

peninsula

Piece of Land that is surrounded by water on three sides

island

a piece of land surrounded by water

archipelago

a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean

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