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Australia voc. words

Australia - Vocabulary words
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Marsupialian
an animal, such as the kangaroo or Koala, that carries its young in a body pouch
tectonic plate
a large piece of eath crust
geyser
a hot springs that shot scalding water into the air
fiord
a narrow bag or inlet from the sea bordered by steep cliff.
atoll
a group of small coral islands in shape of a ring that encloses a lagoon
great divding places
a series of plateaus and mountain ranges in eastern Australia
outback
a remote area with few people
Melanesia
The most poopulous of the three groups of pacific islands; includes fiji, papua, new guinea, and others
Microensia
one of three gropus of pacific islands; includes Guam, The Marshal islands, and others
Polynesia
largest of the three groups of pacific islands; includes New Zealand, Hawaii, Eastern Tahiti islands
Papua
New Guinea
Coal
a rock like substance formed from the skeletons of tiny sea animals