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East Asia-Physical Geo. Terms

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plateau
a raised area of level land bordered on one or more sides by steep slopes or cliffs
fertile
able to support plant growth
archipelago
a group of islands
population density
the average number of people living in a square mile or square kilometer
monsoon
a wind that changes direction with the change of season
typhoon
a tropical storm that develops over the Pacific Ocean, with winds that reach speeds greater than 74 miles per hour
deciduous
falling off or shedding, as in leaves, seasonally or at a certain stage of development
developing country
a country that has low industrial production and little modern technology
developed country
a country with many industries and a well-developed economy
terrace
a level area in a hillside
double-cropping
to grow two or more crops on the same land