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1 11 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 a war between people in a different group.
colony A country or area under the full or partial political control of another country.
coral reef a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone.
deforestation he state of being clear of trees.
desertification The process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
drought a shortage of water resulting low precipitation.
genocide The deliberate killing of a large group of people in a particular ethnic group.
immigrant A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
imperialism A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native: "the indigenous peoples of Siberia".
industrialized country it is a country used to describe high level of development
literacy rate how much people can read and write in one country.
overgraze (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 or natural disasters.
savanna A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
subsistence farm farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing.
Created by: 1 emily.grigas