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ss africa test

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cultural diversity
a wide variety of cultures
kinship
a family relationship- strongest bond that west africans have
nuclear family
the parents and kids
extended family
parents, kids, and other relatives
lineage
a group of families from common ancestors
clan
a group of lineages
griot
a story teller, historian for a village or clan
matrilineal
tracing heritage through feamle lineage
urbanization
moving to cities
sahel
expanding semi-desert, on the south edge of the sahara
desertfication
when fertile land turns into desert caused by overgrazing and drought
overgrazing
killing grass by pulling up the roots, usally by animals
Geez
one of the oldest languages used by the ancient ethiopians
monastery
a school where monks live, work, and study
swahili
an ethnic gruop mixed from arabs and africans, also a language
heritage
the values, traditions, and customs handed down from ones ancestors