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5 03 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

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 con 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 different country
Coral Reef structure formed by the skeletons of sea animals
Deforestation widespread of cutting of forests
Desertification process of witch grasslands change to dessert
Drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortages
Genocide mass murder of people because of there race, religion, etc
Immigrant a person that moves to a new country to make a permanent home
Imperialism system of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages
Indigenous native to or originating from a place
Industrialized country country in witch a great deal of manufacturing occurs
Literacy rate percentage of people that can read or write
Overgraze to allow animals to strip areas bare that plants cannot grow back
Refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persecution or disaster
Savana broad grassland with few trees found in the tropics
Subsistence farm small plot were a farmer grows only enough to feed his own family
Created by: sarah.goodrum