Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account

Geography of North Africa and Southwest Asia

Sahara Desert

The largest "hot desert" in the world.


The major religion in much of the Middle East.


The major language in much of the Middle East.


In Arabic it means "western" or "the land farther west."


An isolated area of vegetation in the desert, typically surrounding a spring or other water source.


An underground rock layer that stores water which can be taken out using a well.

population density

A measurement of population per unit area, for example, the number of people in a square mile.


An ethnic group of people originating from an area, native.


The indigenous people of North Africa west of the Nile.


The capital of Egypt.

Suez Canal

The major canal in Egypt between the Red Sea and Mediterranean.


Penalties applied by one country or group of countries to another country.


Land fit for growing crops.


An ancient civilization that means "between rivers."

alluvial plain

A flat landform created by the deposit of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers.


Collective farming settlements in Israel.

Dead Sea

The salt lake between Israel and Jordan that is the lowest point of dry land on Earth.

Nile River

The longest river in the world, located in Egypt.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording