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Algeria a country in northern Africa. Algiers is the capital of Algeria.
Amazon the longest river in South America. It flows from the Andes mountains in Peru across northern Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. [1/2 definitions]
Amazon River a major river of South America that flows from the Andes Mountains in Peru across northern Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean.
Apache a member of a North American Indian people living mostly in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Atacama Desert an extremely dry region of northern Chile that lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains.
Atlas Mountains a range of mountains in northwest Africa stretching across the southwestern part of Morocco and northern parts of Algeria and Tunisia.
auk a sea bird with webbed feet and short wings that lives in colder parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Auks are good at swimming and diving.
aurora borealis bands of light that appear in the skies at night near the North Pole; northern lights.
Berber a group of languages spoken by many people in northern Africa, especially in the countries of Morocco and Algeria.
Bering Sea a northern arm of the Pacific Ocean that lies between Russia and Alaska.
Brahmaputra River a major river of Asia that starts in Tibet and flows through northern India and Bangladesh into the Bay of Bengal.
brown bear a bear that is mainly brown in color, found in western North America and northern Europe and Asia. Brown bears vary in size from the small Syrian variety to the giant Kodiak bear and include the North American grizzlies. They are found in more parts of the world than any other kind of bear.
camel a large animal with long legs and a long neck. Camels are domesticated mammals; people use camels for riding and for carrying loads across deserts. Camels from the deserts of Central Asia have two humps. Camels from northern Africa and the Middle East have one hump.
Canada a country in northern North America. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Canis Major a constellation in the northern sky that contains Sirius, the brightest of all stars. Canis Major means "Big Dog" in Latin.
Canis Minor a constellation in the northern sky. Canis Minor means "Little Dog" in Latin.
caribou an animal with long legs and a long neck. Caribou are mammals with antlers and hooves. They live in the northern part of North America. Caribou are closely related to moose and other kinds of deer. Both male and female caribou have antlers.
Colombia a country in northern South America. Bogota is the capital of Colombia.
Denmark a country in northern Europe. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark.
dromedary a camel from northern Africa and the Middle East. Dromedaries have one hump.
elk a large deer found in northern Europe and Asia. It has large antlers shaped like a palm with spread fingers. In North America the same kind of animal is called a moose. [1/2 definitions]