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Archipelago
A group or chain of many islands.
Lake
A size able inland body of water, completely surrounded by land
Mountain range
A row or chain, series of connected mountains.
Atoll
A coral reef surrounding a central lagoon; ring shaped coral island.
Bay
Part of a large body of water that extends into land; generally smaller than a gulf.
Jungle
Land densely covered with trees, vines, as in the tropics.
Ocean
One of the five major bodies of salt water that surrounds the continents.
Beach
A sandy shore
Cape
A point of land that extends into an ocean, sea, gulf, bay, or lake
Butte
A small, steep hill standing alone on a plain.
Peak
The pointed top of a mountain or hill.
Cliff
A steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice.
Desert
A dry, barren region where few plants grow.
Canyon
Deep and narrow valley with steep walls.
River
Large natural stream of water that runs through the land and usually empties into a lake, ocean, or another river.
Tundra
A vast, treeless arctic plain.
Glacier
Large body of ice.
Delta
Flat, low lying land built up at the mouth of a river by deposits of silt, sand, and pebbles.
Sea
Large body of water completely or or partly surrounded by land, smaller than an ocean.
Dune
A hill of drifting sand.
Gulf
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,generally larger than a bay.
Fjord
A narrow inlet of the sea with steep banks made by a glacier.
Strait
Narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water.
Foothills
Hills at the base of a mountain.
Isthmus
Narrow stretch of land connecting two large land areas.
Harbor
A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely.
Volcano
An opening in the earth through which lava, rocks, gases, and ash are forced out.
Hill
Elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain.
Waterfall
A flow of water falling from a high place to a lower place.
Island
A body of land completely surrounded by water.
Lagoon
A shallow body of water partly or completely enclosed within an atoll.
Mesa
Broad flat topped land form with steep sides;smaller than a plateau, but larger than a butte.
Mountain
High rounded or pointed landform.
Channel
A deep, narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water;also, the deepest part of a river or harbor.
Mouth
Place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water.
Peninsula
Body of land nearly surrounded by water.
Plain
Area of level land; a large area of flat or nearly flat land.
Plateau
A high, flat landform that rises steeply above the surrounding land, larger than a Mesa and a butte.
Coral reef
A ridge of rock, coral, or sand.
Sound
A body of water between a coastline and one or more islands off of a coast.
Prairie
Level or hilly land covered by grass but no trees.
Iceberg
A mountain of ice floating in the sea.
Swamp
A low area of wet, swampy land.
Valley
Area of lowland between hills or mountains.