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Africa Vocab Terms
To clear large amounts of forests
Farmland becoming deserts; man causes desertification by overgrazing.
Natural cause for famines; many years without rainfall.
Factories, animals, and human are polluting water sources; people upstream pollute water for people downstream.
A steep slope or long cliff that separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.
An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land
The term for the flat, grassy, mostly treeless plain in a tropical grassland region.
The total market value of all the goods and services produced within the borders of a nation during a specified period. (Gross Domestic Product)
The percentage of people over the age of 15 with the ability to read and write
The state of being or becoming a community with urban characteristics.
People of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Evidence taken from the spoken words of people who have knowledge of past events and traditions.
A group of relatives, such as those of three generations, who live in close geographic proximity rather than under the same roof.
A large group of relatives, friends, or associates.
A large mass of water in the Atlantic, which was not affected by the slave trade.
A policy of racial segregation, practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
The extension of voting privileges to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief or social status.
A crop grown only for sale
Farmers grow their crops to sell.
When farmers farm to survive and feed their family
An agricultural practice using the rotation of fields rather than of crops.
When a farmer lives on the same farmland all his life
A rock layer that stores & allows water to pass through it
Water from an aquifer has reached the surface, supports vegetation and wildlife