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Compass
An instrument used in sailing that tells the ship in which direction it is heading
Equator
The imaginary line around the middle of the earth at 0 degrees latitude, which divides the earth into the northern and southern hemispheres
Geography
Study of the surface of the earth, continents, countries, oceans and natural resources
Latitude
Imaginary lines running horizontally that divide the earth into sections north and south
Longitude
Imaginary lines running vertically between the poles that divide the earth into equal sections east to west
Circumnavigate
Going around, especially by water
Colony
Region politically controlled by a distant country
New World
Western Hemisphere, especially landmasses of North and South America that Columbus explored (West Indies)
Old World
Eastern Hemisphere, especially landmasses of Europe, Africa and Asia