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an area of land completely surrounded by water
island
a large body of water surrounded by land
lake
a large stream of water that flows into a lake or ocean or other body of water
river
a triangular depoisit of sand and soil that collects at the mouth of some rivers
delta
the part of a river where it's water flow into another body of water
mouth
a narrow deep waterway connecting two bodies of water OR the deepest part of a riverway
channel
low land between hills or mountains
valley
a point of land extending into a body of water
cape
a row of connected mountains
mountain range
land surrounded by water on all sides but one
peninsula
part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger than a bay
gulf
a land form with high elevation and a pointed or rounded top higher than a hill
mountain
an opening in the earth's surface through which steam and ashes and lava are forced out
volcano
a narrow waterway connecting two large bodies of water
strait
a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
tributary
a dry barren region that may be sandy and without trees
desert
a narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger areas of land
isthmus
part of an ocean or lake extending into land usually smaller than a gulf
bay
a broad and flat gerntly rolling area usually low in elevation
plain
a group of many islands
archipelago
a fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation
oasis
a waterway dug across land through whifh ships can pass
canal
low wet land that supports grass and trees
swamp
a huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain
glacier
a sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely
harbor