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Landforms

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Archipelago
A group of many islands in a large body of water
Bay
Part of an ocean or lake extending into land and usually smaller than a gulf
River
A large stream of water that flows into a lake or ocean or other body of water
Delta
A triangular deposit of sand and soil that collects at the mouth of some rivers.
Lake
A large body of water surrounded by land.
Island
An area of land completely surrounded by water
Mouth of a River
The part of the river where its waters flow into another body of water
Channel
A narrow deep waterway
connecting two bodies of water or deepest part of a river or waterway
Valley
low land between hills and mountains
Cape
A point of land extending into a body of water
Gulf
Part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger than a bay
Mountain Range
A row of connected mountains
Peninsula
Land surrounded by water on all sides but one
Mountain
A land form with high elevation and a pointed or rounded top higher than a hill
Volcano
An opening in the earth's surface through which steam an ashes and lava are forced out
Strait
A narrow waterway connecting two large bodies of water.
Tributary
A stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
Desert
A dry barren region that may be sandy and without trees.
Isthmus
A narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger areas of land
Plain
A broad and flat or gently rolling area usually low in elevation
Oasis
A fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation
Canal
A waterway dug across land through which ships can pass
Swamp
Low wet land that supports grass and trees
Glacier
A huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain
Harbor
A sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely.
Hill
A small area of land that is higher than the land around it
Ocean
A large body of salt water
Plateau
A large area of flat land elevated high above sea level
Canyon
A deep valley with steep sides.

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