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3 03 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 resources naturally occurring materials that can be used by humans
scarcity inadequate supply or shortage
civil war fight between different groups within a country
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
coral reef structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread cutting of forests
desertification process by which grasslands change to desert
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortages
genocide mass murder of people because of their race, religion, politics, ethnicity or culture
immigrant person who moves to a new country to make a permanent home
imperialism system of building foreign empires for military and trade advances
indigenous native to or originating from a place
industrialized country country in which a great deal of manufacturing occurs
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write
overgraze to allow animals to strip grass so bare that it will be unable to grow back
refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persecution or disaster
savanna broad grassland with few trees found in the tropics
subsistence farm small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his own family
Created by: julianne.brunt on 2013-02-26



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