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3 13 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

TermDefinition
developing country a poor country whose citizens mostly work in agriculture.
life expectancy the average number of years a person from a certain group lives.
natural resource naturally occurring materials that can be used by a person.
scarcity inadequate supply or shortage.
civil war fighting between different groups within a country.
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country.
coral reef structure formed by skeletons of small sea animals.
deforestation widespread cutting of forests.
desertification process by which changing grass lands to deserts.
drought long period of extream dryness and water shortage.
genocide mass murder of people because of there race, religon, ethnicity, polotics, or culture.
immigration a person who moves to another country to make a perminint home.
imperialism system of building fogen empires for military and trade advantages.
indegenous native to or originating from a place.
industrialized country country in which a great deal in manufacuring occurs.
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write.
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas so bare that plants can not come back.
refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persicution or disaster.
savanna brod grass land with few trees, found in the tropics.
substance farm small plot where farmers only grow enough to feed his own family.
Created by: peytin.joseph