World Geography Africa
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The process of land becoming a desert
Belt south of the Sahara where it transitions into savanna across central Africa. It means literally 'coastland' in Arabic.
Great Rift Valley
A region in Eastern Africa with high mountains and valleys of rivers and lakes caused by plate tectonics
the basic material from which a product is made.
Atlantic Slave Trade
the buying and selling of Africans for work in the Americas
Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
A language developed in Southern Africa; a mix of Dutch, Khoisan, Bantu, and Malay
Illegal hunting of protected animals
Standard of Living
the degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community.
The percentage of a country's people who can read and write.
the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
an extreme shortage of food
A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles.
A disease caused by mosquitoes implanting parasites
in the blood. Mostly in tropical areas
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
Ethnic group located in Eastern Africa and the language they speak
Collective name of a large group of sub-Saharan African languages and of the peoples speaking these languages.