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7 10 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 resourcees naturally occurring materials that can be used by humans
scarcity inadequate supply or shortage
civil war a fight between different groups in a country
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
coral reef structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation to cut down and clear away the trees or forests
decertification to revoke the certification of:voted to decertify the union
drought a long period withought any water
genocide the systomatic and widespread exterminated or attempted extermination of an entire national, ratial, religious, or ethnic group
immigrant a person who leaves one country to settle permanetly in another counthe
imperialism the policy of direct extentions of sovereighty and dominion
indigenous originating and living or occoring naturally in a area or enviornment
industrialized country it is a industrialized country is a state that which economies is based on industries
literacy rate the condition or quality knowledgeable in a particular subject or feild
overgraze to permit animals to graze
refugee somebody seeking safe place: somebody who seeks or takes refuge in a foreign country, especially to avoid war or persecution
savanna grassy plain: a flat grassland, sometimes with scattered trees, in a tropical or subtropical region
subsistance farm (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) a type of farming in which most of the produce (subsistence crop) is consumed by the farmer and his family, leaving little or nothing to be marketed