Geography Sahel and North Africa Test
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a way of clearing land in order to farm on it
land that can be farmed
allowing animals to eat grass and plants in one area for too long
countries that don't have a lot of money from industry; usually poor countries (Sudan, Haiti, Iraq)
countries that do have money from industry; usually wealthy countries (United States, Japan, France)
these type of farmers raise food just to feed their own families
when dry land turns into desert
a very dry area south of the Sahara Desert
products that are sold to other countries
narrow strip of water connecting two large bodies of water (the Strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic)
a country that does not border the sea
process of planting trees to replace trees that have been chopped down or destroyed
a long time without rain
when soil or rock is washed away by water
Erosion has clogged the river.
Why has it become impossible to use the Niger River for transportation most of the year?
drought, overgrazing, overharvesting
What are some causes of desertification?
Are most of the countries in Africa developed or developing?
they both need one another in order to export oil
Why do South Sudan and Sudan need to cooperate?
Nile River, Great Rift Valley, Niger River, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Strait of Gibraltar
What landforms do you need to locate on a map for your test?
Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sudan
What countries do you need to locate on a map for your test?
What is a smaller stream of water that flows into a larger stream or river?
What is it called when farmers plant different things in their fields each year to keep the soil healthy?
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