Regions of Asia Note: Definitions of regions tend to vary a bit.
Regions of Asia North Asia is Russia’s Siberia. East Asia includes China and Japan. Southeast Asia includes Vietnam and Indonesia. South Asia includes India and Pakistan. Central Asia includes Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Southwest Asia, better known as the Middle East, includes Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Indus River Largest river of Pakistan. The word “indus” means “river.” India’s name comes from this river. https://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/rivers-of-south- asia/24674572/?s=x2R2G4&ref=appemail
Deccan Plateau Large plateau (an elevated flat or hilly landmass) Bordered by mountains: –Vindhyas –Western Ghats –Eastern Ghats
Western Ghats The Western Ghats create a “rain shadow.” Windward Side Leeward Side
Monsoons Monsoons are seasonal winds. The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word for season. There are wet and dry monsoons.
The Wet Monsoon The wet monsoon arrives in late May or early June. South Asia relies on the wet monsoon for most of its annual rainfall. Flooding often occurs in September at the end of the monsoon season.
The Dry Monsoon The dry monsoon arrives in October and lasts though November.