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Flashcards in 5-1 Geography of South Asia Deck (10):
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Mt. Everest

the highest peak in the Himilayas and tallest mountain on Earth

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Indo-Ganges Plain

a region in India through which the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers flow

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Indus River Valley

the area surrounding the Indus river in Pakistan

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Harappa

the site of one of the earliest civilizations in South Asia

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Deccan Plateau

a dry, high region below the Indo-Ganges Plain

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Western Ghats

rolling mountains west of the Deccan Plateau in southern India

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Eastern Ghats

rolling mountains east of the Deccan Plateau in southern India

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subcontinent

a large area of land separated from countries by water and land

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monsoon season

rainy season in monsoon climates in which winds blow from the southwest for six months

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subsistence farming

the process of growing food mainly for self consuption