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7 17 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

developing country a por country whose citizens mostly work in agriculture.
life expectancy the average number of years a person from a certain group of 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 structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestaion widespread cutting of forest.
desertification process by which grasslands change to desert.
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortages.
genocide mass murder of people because of there 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 tread advantages.
indigenous native to or originating from a place.
industrialized country country in which a great deal of manufacturing occurs.
litercy rate percentage of people who can read and wright.
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas so bare that plants cannot grow back.
refugee person who flees to another county to avoid persecuion or disaster.
savanna broad grassland with few trees, found in the tropics.
subsistence farm small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his own family.