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Unit 7 Prep Guide - Africa

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Erg
A sea of sand created by high, shifting sand dunes
Reg
A gravel-covered plain in a desert area
Depressions
Large low areas
Wadis
Dry streambeds that fill with water only after rainfall
Berbers
Cultural group that has lived in north America since long before waves of Arab armies crossed
Silt
Fertile, finely ground soil deposited by flowing water
Pharaohs
Ancient Egyptian monarchs
Hieroglyphics
Pictures and symbols used In the ancient Egyptian writing systems
Free Port
Port were almost no taxes are placed on the goods unloaded from other places
Fellahin
Peasant farmers of north America
Sahel
A region of semi arid climate extending from Senegal and Mauritania to sadan and Africa
Desertification
Spreading of desert conditions
Staple
The main food of a region
Millet
Type of drought resistant grain
Sorghum
A type of drought resistant grain
Dual economy
Economies in which some goods ar4e exported
Tsetse Fly
African fly carrying a human disease called sleeping sickness
Swahili
Language in east Africa with roots in the language of African coast with added Arabic words
Ivory
Cream colored material that makes up the tusk of a elephant
Sisal
Strong durable plant fiber used to make rope and twine
Gum Arabic
Sap of acacia trees a sticky substance that binds ingredients in candies
Genocide
International destruction of people.
Escarpment
Steep face at the edge of a plateau or other areas
Biodiversity
The level of variety of plants and animals
Veld
Grassland regions
Afrikaners
Dutch, French and German settlers and their descendants in south Africa
African National Congress
Political organization that pushed for an end to apartheid in Africa
Apartheid
Political that forced blacks south Africans to live in separate areas and use separate facilities
Sanctions
Penalties intended to force a country to change its policies
Informal Sector
Sector of an economy made up of people who do not work for a formal business including many self employed people