7th grade africa and south west asia review

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culture

the way of life of people who share the same beliefs and customs

quran

the sacred book of islam; also spelled koran

cultural diffusion

the spread of customs and ideas from one culture to another

hajj

a pilgrimage to Mecca which muslims must make at least once in their lifes

monarchy

a branch of government ruled by religous leaders

oasis

certain spots in the desert where water and shade and vegitation can be found

petroleum

oil, found under earths surface; can take millions of years to form

non renewable resource

a resource that can not be renewed or used again

irrigation

the watering of crops using canals and other artificals

kibbutz

a cooperative manufacturing settlement

West Bank

a disputed region in Isreal on the western bank of the Jordan River

Gaza Strip

a disputed region in Isreal on the Mediterranean coast

monothesim

the belief in one god

muezzin

calls muslims to pray five times a day

moshavim

cooperative farming settlement

refugee camps

places in irsael where many israeli palestinian people live

holocaust

period where jews were persacuted and killed durring world war II

bedouins

arabic speaking herders on the arabian penninsula

the amount of muslims in the world

1.3 billion

sharia

islamic law

tuaregs

the blue men of the Sahara, nomadic herders

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