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(Tribes): are concentrated in Karnataka.
Rate: is the rate of change in temperature with increase of altitude.
soils: Laterite soils are formed by the weathering of laterite rocks. These
can be distinguished from other soils by their acidity. Laterite soils are
generally poor on the higher levels and cannot retain moisture. In the plains,
consist of heavy loams and clay and can retain moisture. Laterite soils occur in
Madhya Pradesh, Assam and along the eastern and western Ghats. Tea plantation
require acidity which is there in the laterite soil. It is, therefore, common in
(loamy soil): Amixture of sand, clay and silt is known as loamy soil. Loams
are formed where the soils have equal proportion of sand, silt and clay.
winds and their areas: Khamsinâ€”Egypt; Zondaâ€”Argentina; Santa Anaâ€”California;
(Tribes): are tribes of Mizoram.
Lake: is in Tibet. Near it, the rivers having their source are the
Brahamputra, the Sutlej and the Indus.
(Tribes): are the original inhabitants of New Zealand.
(Tribes): of the East African plateau are the example of pastoral peoples.
They are a tall, strong, warlike race, partly negroid in type. They treat their
cattle with great respect and affection and do not kill them for food or for
sale as meat.
in India: is related to differential heating and cooling of the huge
landmass of Asia and the Indian Ocean and the origin of cyclones in the Bay of
Bengal. The term Monsoon was introduced by the Arabs.
(Tribes): are mostly located in Madhya Pradesh.
(Tribes): are the ancient tribes of Andamans.
is the process of conversion by action of bacteria, of nitrates in the soil.
are tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
(Tribes): are aboriginal people of the Chhota Nagpur region in the State of
Bihar. They call themselves Kurukh and speak a Dravidian language.
Tso: is one of the worldâ€™s highest and brackish lakes in Jammu &
zones on earth: are created due to differential heating of the earthâ€™s
surface by the sun.
Centauri: is a star nearest to the earth.
earths (Or Lignite and Monazite) : are found on the beaches of Kerala
and Tamil Nadu. Monazite is an ore of thorium.
Forties: are westerly winds.
peak: is the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar islands, located in Great
are found between latitudes 5Â° and 20Â° North and South of Equator. These
are tropical grasslands bordering the equatorial forests in each hemisphere. The
Llanos and Pampas of South America are chief examples of Savannas but extensive
Savannas are in Africa. Savanna grasslands are also found in Australia. The
three-tier growth of vegetation is found in these regions. The natural
vegetation of Savannas consists of tall grass.
The rain forest of Amazon basin is called Selvas. These are rainy tropical
(Tribes): are tribal people living in Malaysia.
Tides: are caused when the sun and the moon are in a straight line. The tide
on its maximum height is known as Spring Tide.
Belt: lies between the Tibet-type climate and the Tundras.
Ganga Project: in Tamil Nadu envisages optimal use of surplus water of the
Krishna river. It is a joint venture of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and
Zone: A zone on the terrestrial globe that is 15Â° longitude wide and
extends from pole to pole and within which a uniform clock time is used. Time
zones are the functional basis of standard time. The world is divided into 24
are huge sea waves caused by earthquakes.
Willy: is a tropical cyclone of the north-west Australia.
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