Wulff, Andrew Department of Geology and Geography, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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The smallest of the four major deserts in the North American Desert region in the continental United States and is located in the southwestern quadrant of the Basin and Range physiographic province in southeastern California and portions of Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The Mojave Desert (Fig. 1) is named after the Mojave tribe of Native Americans. See also: Desert; Great Basin; North America
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