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5 30 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 stucture formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widesperead cutting trees down
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortage
genocide mass murder of people because of their race,religon,ethnicity,politics, or culture
immagrants person who moves to a new countryto make a permanet home
imperialism system of building empires for military and trade advantages
indigenous native to or orginating from a place
desertification the rapid depletion of plant life and loss of topsoilat desert boundrais and in semarid regions, usually caused by a combination of drought and the overexplotation of grasses and other vegetation by people.
industrialized country a country characterized by industry on an extensive scale
literacy rate in economics, the literacy rate is the proportion or the population over 15 that can read and write
overgraze Graze (grassland) so heavily that the vegetation is damaged and the ground becomes liable to erosion
refugee A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
savanna a city in Georgia on the Savannah River and pop.
subsistence farm farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
Created by: korbin.velchoff