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5 21 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 can be used by humans
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 A small sea animal
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 a people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, politics, 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 advantages
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 animals to strip areas so bare that plants cannot grow back
refugee a person who has beeen forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecutino or natural disaster
savanna a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees
subsistence farm farmingthat provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
Created by: wyatt.lesser