W. Geography Africa Vocab (chap 20)
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an area in which the properties of the land undergo a radical change
a large group of people descended from the same ancestor
The disposal of waste products
The destruction of plant roots and compacting of soil caused by too many livestock being pastured in an area.
A social unit made up of a husband, wife, and children
the destruction of land in arid and semi-arid areas caused by climate change and human activity
The traditional religious beliefs in which nature and objects, such as animals & mountains, are thought to have spirits.
A wealthy trading center that once was part of the Mali Empire
a steppe region extending from Senegal to Somalia that receives little rainfall
The major city in Sudan where Blue Nile River and the White Nile River meet.
an area where a river slows down and spreads out into many smaller channels
a body of water that was once a major source of freshwater but is now significantly depleted by drought and demand
to tame, such as wild animals
One of the largest human-made lakes in the world
A hot, dry wind that blows from the northeast or east in the western Sahara
a way of growing crops that provides for the basic needs of a family with little surplus
a body of water that forms the border of Mauritania
to be headed by a MALE family member
the practice of passing down stories from generation to generation by word of mouth
Great Green Wall
a plan that calls for a wall of trees to divide the semi-arid Sahel from the Sahara.
A steep face at the edge of a plateau
Many different types of plants and animals
the grassland of South Africa
What European settlers at the Cape of Good Hope called themselves
The system of laws that white South Africans used to deny black South Africans the political rights
Penalties intended to force a country to change its policies
an insect that carries a human disease known as the sleeping sickness
the cream-colored materials that makes up the tusk of an elephant.
a strong durable plant fiber that is used to make rope and twine
the sap from an acacia tree
the intentional destruction of a people
desert conditions have spread into semiarid or marginal areas
one of the region's main food crops
some goods are produced for export , other goods are produced for local use.
a large low area in a desert
a dry stream bed that fills with water only after a rainfall
an early Egyptian monarch or ruler
a picture or symbol used in an early Egyptian writing system
a peasant farmers in Egypt.
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