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Unit 4 - North Africa & Southwest Asia - Vocab 19-20
Terms in this set (20)
A monotheistic religion founded by the prophet Muhammad. Its followers are called Muslims.
A follower of Islam.
A member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, they make up a majority of Muslims around the world.
A monotheistic religion of the Jews developed by Ancient Hebrews.
A member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam, they make up a minority of Muslims around the world.
A belief in only one God.
A monotheistic religion based on the teaching of Jesus Christ.
A member of the people who are originally from the Arabian Peninsula and who now live mostly in the Middle East and northern Africa.
Oil that has been discovered but remains unused in the ground.
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
gross domestic product
The total value of all goods and services produced in a country within a year.
A native or inhabitant of Palestine.
standard of living
the overall level of comfort or well-being of a group or country.
The basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are considered to be entitled. Often include life, liberty, and, freedom from slavery and torture.
Dry or lacking rainfall.
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
An organization founded in 1960 of countries that export large amounts of petroleum: formed to establish oil-exporting policies and set prices.
Not pertaining to or connected with religion
A war instigated by a major power that does not itself become involved.
People who fought for a Jewish nation in the Jews historic homeland of Israel after WWII.
Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
An organization that united Palestinians against Israel and fights for recognition of Palestine as a nation-state.
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