Africa terms

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Madagascar
A large island off the southeast coast of Africa.
Sahara
The largest desert in the world.
Oasis
A place in the desert where there are water and plants.
Nomads
People who move from place to place to find food and pasture land.
Nile
The longest river in the world.
Desert
A very dry region, often covered with sand, where few trees grow.
Equator
An imaginary line circling the earth halfway between the north and south poles.
Rain Forests
Places with many large trees and other plants where it rains almost every day.
Savanna
A grassy plain with few trees.
Atlantic Ocean
The ocean to the west of Africa.
Egypt
The country in northeast Africa where you find pyramids and camels.
Pyramid
Large stone buildings with a square base and four triangle-shaped sides, that come to a point at the top.
Plateau
An area of level land rising above the surrounding land.
Indian Ocean
The ocean to the east of Africa.
Nature Reserve
A large park for animals where people cannot hunt.
Tribe
A group of people with a common culture and dialect who recognize a leader.
Africa
The second largest continent on earth.
Swahili
One of many languages spoken in Africa
Mt. Kilimanjaro
The biggest mountain in Africa.
The "Big Five" African Animals: Elephant, Lion, Black Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo, Leopard
The most popular species that tourists want to see when they are on Safari in Africa.
Lake Victoria
Africa's largest lake.

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