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Erg

A sea of sand created by high, shifting sand dunes

Reg

A gravel-covered plain in a desert area

Depressions

Large low areas

Wadis

Dry streambeds that fill with water only after rainfall

Berbers

Cultural group that has lived in north America since long before waves of Arab armies crossed

Silt

Fertile, finely ground soil deposited by flowing water

Pharaohs

Ancient Egyptian monarchs

Hieroglyphics

Pictures and symbols used In the ancient Egyptian writing systems

Free Port

Port were almost no taxes are placed on the goods unloaded from other places

Fellahin

Peasant farmers of north America

Sahel

A region of semi arid climate extending from Senegal and Mauritania to sadan and Africa

Desertification

Spreading of desert conditions

Staple

The main food of a region

Millet

Type of drought resistant grain

Sorghum

A type of drought resistant grain

Dual economy

Economies in which some goods ar4e exported

Tsetse Fly

African fly carrying a human disease called sleeping sickness

Swahili

Language in east Africa with roots in the language of African coast with added Arabic words

Ivory

Cream colored material that makes up the tusk of a elephant

Sisal

Strong durable plant fiber used to make rope and twine

Gum Arabic

Sap of acacia trees a sticky substance that binds ingredients in candies

Genocide

International destruction of people.

Escarpment

Steep face at the edge of a plateau or other areas

Biodiversity

The level of variety of plants and animals

Veld

Grassland regions

Afrikaners

Dutch, French and German settlers and their descendants in south Africa

African National Congress

Political organization that pushed for an end to apartheid in Africa

Apartheid

Political that forced blacks south Africans to live in separate areas and use separate facilities

Sanctions

Penalties intended to force a country to change its policies

Informal Sector

Sector of an economy made up of people who do not work for a formal business including many self employed people

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