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    • Glossary of Landforms
      • archipelago An archipelago is a group or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean.
      • bay A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land
      Glossary of Landforms
      • delta A delta is a low, watery land formed at the mouth of a river. A delta is often (but not always) shaped like a triangle
      Glossary of Landforms
      • island An island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water.
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      • isthmus An isthmus is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. An isthmus has water on two sides.
      Glossary of Landforms
      • mountain A mountain is a very tall high, natural place on Earth - higher than a hill.
      Glossary of Landforms
      • peninsula A peninsula is a body of land that is surrounded by water on three sides.
      Glossary of Landforms
      • river A river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
      Glossary of Landforms
      • strait A strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
      Glossary of Landforms
      • volcano A volcano is a mountainous vent in the Earth's crust. When a volcano erupts, it spews out lava, ashes, and hot gases from deep inside the Earth.
      Glossary of Landforms