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Lake Baikal

A huge lake in Siberia that is more than 1 mile deep and holds about 20% of Earth freshwater

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Landform

Shapes and types of land

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Landlocked

Cut off from direct access to the ocean

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Language

Set of sounds or symbols that make it possible for people to communicate also the language of a community or nation

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Latitude

Distance north or south of the Equator measured in degrees

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Liberate

To Free

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Life expectancy

The average number of years a person is expected to live

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Limited government

Government structure in which government actions are limited by law

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Literature

Written works such as fiction, poetry, or drama

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Locator map

Section of a map that shows a larger area than the main map

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Loess

A dust like material that can form soil

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Longitude

Distance east or west of the prime meridian measured in degrees

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Lords

In medieval Europe Noblemen who gave land to other noblemen in return for services

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Low latitudes

Area Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; also known as tropics