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South Asia PG

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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