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Geography TermsName:__________________
Match the words in the first column to the best available answer in the second column.


_____ archipelago 1) an area of land completely surrounded by water
_____ bay 2) a large body of water surrounded by land
_____ cape 3) a large stream of water that flows into a lake or ocean or other body of water
_____ delta 4) a triangular deposit of sand and soil that collects at the mouth of some rivers
_____ gulf 5) the part of a river where its waters flow into another body of water
_____ harbor 6) a narrow deep waterway connecting two bodies of water OR the deepest part of a river or waterway
_____ isthmus 7) low land between hills or mountains
_____ oasis 8) a point of land extending into a body of water
_____ strait 9) a row of connected mountains
_____ tributary 10) land surrounded by water on all sides but one
_____ canal 11) part of an ocean extending into land and usually larger than a bay
_____ channel 12) a land form with high elevation and a pointed or rounded top higher than a hill
_____ desert 13) an opening in the earth's surface through which steam and ashes and lava are forced out
_____ glacier 14) a narrow waterway connecting two large bodies of water
_____ island 15) a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
_____ lake 16) a dry barren region that may be sandy and without trees
_____ mountain 17) a narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger areas of land
_____ mountain range 18) part of an ocean or lake extending into land and usually smaller than a gulf
_____ mouth 19) a broad and flat or gently rolling area usually low in elevation
_____ peninsula 20) a group of many islands
_____ plain 21) a fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation
_____ river 22) a waterway dug across land through which ships can pass
_____ swamp 23) low wet land that supports grass and trees
_____ valley 24) a huge mass of ice that moves slowly down a mountain
_____ volcano 25) a sheltered area of water where ships can anchor safely