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Africa: Chapters 1 & 2

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oasis
natural springs in the desert of northern Africa
Uses of Africa's rivers
transportation, drinking, fishing, and bathing
plateau
a large area of raised land
nomad
a wandering trader; someone that doesn't stay in one place
subsistence farmer
a poor farmer with only enough land to raise crops that feed their family
natural resources
stuff from nature that people can use
East Africa
the place where Earth's first people came from
hunter-gatherers
people who had to hunt animals and gather wild plants to survive
farmer-herders
farmers who were able to domesticate plants and animals to produce more food than was needed; this allowed them to do other jobs and helped build a civilization
surplus
more food than was needed
Aksum
an East African Kingdom that controlled trade along the Red Sea and practiced Christianity
West African Empires
Ghana, Mali, and Songhai
colonize
to settle in an area and take over its government
Atlantic Slave Trade
when slaves were forced to move from Africa to North America and South America