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6th grade social studies exam guide`

the title says it all
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allah
means "God"
apartheid
people separated because of race
city-state
a city with its own government and owns much land around it
cultural diversity
a wide variety of cultures
cultural diffusion
the movement of customs and ideas from one culture to another
culture
the way of life of people who share similar customs and beliefs
desertification
the changing of fertile land that is too dry for crops
discriminate
to treat people diferently based on religion, race, gender, etc...
domesticate
to adapt wid plants and animals for human use
drought
a long period of time with little or no rain
erode
to wear away slowly
escarpment
a steep cliff about 100 stories high
ethnic group
a group of people who share the same ancestors, religions,languages, customs, culture, etc..
export
to take out of a country
extended family
a family of parents, their kids and other relatives
fasting
to not eat or drink for a period of time
hajj
the journey to mecca for muslims
import
to bring into a country
irrigate
to artificially water crops
kinship
a family relationship
lineage
a group of families with the same ancestor
migrate
to move from one place to another
monastery
a place where priests, nuns,and monks live, work, and study
mosque
islamic church
nationalize
to make a once-private industry under national control
nelson mandela
member of the A.N.C., first black president, spent 28 years in jail
nuclear family
a family of parents and their children
oasis
a fertile place where there is water and vegetation
plateau
a large raised area of mostly level land
pan-africanism
a movement that stressed unity among all africans
pilgrimage
a religion journey for muslims
declaration of faith
declaring belief in god
prayer
reciting prayers 5 times a day
almsgiving
giving a portion of ones wealth to the needy
fasting
not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset (ramaadan
pilgrimage
making the journey to mecca atleast once in a lifetime
quaran
the holy book for the religion of islam
ra
the egyptian sungod
renaissance
the rebirth of learning and art
sahel
largest tropical desert in the world, covers most of north africa
sharia law
a strict law that says that woman must be fully covered
souqs
an open-air market in algeria
surplus
more than needed
the pyramid
was the first large structure made completely of stone with no mortor
w.e.b. duboise
was an early leader of the pan-african movement