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Africa Geography Vocabulary

16 AFrican Geography/economy Related Words
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plateau
large raised areas of mostly level land
escarpment
steep cliff
rift
deep trench
cataract
rock filled rapids
tributary
small rivers/streams that flow into a larger river
oasis
where springs and fresh underground water make it possible to support life
savanna
a region of tall grass
fertile
to contain substances that plants need to grow well
silt
bits of rock and dirt on river bottoms
economy
system for producing, distributing, consuming, and owning goods, services, and wealth
cash crop
crops raised to sell
subsistence farming
crops raised to support family
elevation
height of land above sea level
irrigate
artificially water crops
diversify
to add variety
nomad
a person who moves around to various places to live