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African History and Culture Vocabulary I

Glencoe 7th grade Chapter 5 Section 1
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irrigation
process of collecting water and distributing it to crops
city-state
independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area
polytheism
belief in more than one god
theocracy
form of government in which the leader claims to rule on behalf of a god
cuneiform
form of writing from ancient Mesopotamia that consisted of wedge-shaped markings pressed into clay tablets
pharaoh
name for powerful ruler in ancient Egypt
hieroglyphics
system of writing that uses small pictures to represent sounds or words
montheism
belief in one God
covenant
agreement
prophet
messenger of God
caliph
successor to Muhammed
terrorism
violence used against the people or government in the hopes of winning political goals
legal
based on laws
rely
to depend upon