21 terms

7th grade africa and south west asia review

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culture
the way of life of people who share the same beliefs and customs
quran
the sacred book of islam; also spelled koran
cultural diffusion
the spread of customs and ideas from one culture to another
hajj
a pilgrimage to Mecca which muslims must make at least once in their lifes
monarchy
a branch of government ruled by religous leaders
oasis
certain spots in the desert where water and shade and vegitation can be found
petroleum
oil, found under earths surface; can take millions of years to form
non renewable resource
a resource that can not be renewed or used again
irrigation
the watering of crops using canals and other artificals
kibbutz
a cooperative manufacturing settlement
West Bank
a disputed region in Isreal on the western bank of the Jordan River
Gaza Strip
a disputed region in Isreal on the Mediterranean coast
monothesim
the belief in one god
muezzin
calls muslims to pray five times a day
moshavim
cooperative farming settlement
refugee camps
places in irsael where many israeli palestinian people live
holocaust
period where jews were persacuted and killed durring world war II
bedouins
arabic speaking herders on the arabian penninsula
the amount of muslims in the world
1.3 billion
sharia
islamic law
tuaregs
the blue men of the Sahara, nomadic herders