Africa Geography Vocabulary

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16 AFrican Geography/economy Related Words

plateau

large raised areas of mostly level land

escarpment

steep cliff

rift

deep trench

cataract

rock filled rapids

tributary

small rivers/streams that flow into a larger river

oasis

where springs and fresh underground water make it possible to support life

savanna

a region of tall grass

fertile

to contain substances that plants need to grow well

silt

bits of rock and dirt on river bottoms

economy

system for producing, distributing, consuming, and owning goods, services, and wealth

cash crop

crops raised to sell

subsistence farming

crops raised to support family

elevation

height of land above sea level

irrigate

artificially water crops

diversify

to add variety

nomad

a person who moves around to various places to live

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