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5 25 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 materias 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 struture formed by the skelatons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread cutting of forests
desertification process by which grasslands change to deserts
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortage
genocide mass murders of people because of their race religon ethincy politcs or culture
immigrant person who moves to a newcountry to make a permanet home
imperialism system of building forigeion empires for milltary and trade advantages
indigenous native to or organting from a place
industrialized country countryin which a great deal of manufactring occurs
literacy rate. percantage of people who can read or write
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas bare that plants can not go back
refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persuction or diaster
savanna broad grass land with few trees found in the tropics
substance farm small plot were people grow only enough food for their family
Created by: dalton.porter