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Ch. 21,22,23

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Agriculture Revolution The change from hunting and gathering to farming that took place about 8000 B.C.
Civilization An advanced culture.
Monotheism The belief in one god.
Protectorate An area that is owned by a gov. but controlled by an outside power.
Chaparral A type a vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates.
Poaching Illegal hunting.
Mosque An Islamic place of religious worship.
Muezzin An Islam, a crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times each day at the minaret.
Minaret A slender tower attached to a minaret.
Desalination Plant Removing salt from sea water.
Nomad A person who travels from place to place.
Trade Deficit The situation where a country imports more than it exports.
Trade Surplus The situation where a country exports more than it imports.
Autonomy Independence.
Genocide The systematic killing or intentional destruction of a people.
Nationalism Pride in ones nation.
Chenozem A rich topsoil found in Russian steppes and other mid - latitude grasslands.
Yurt A round tent made of wooden framework and covered with felt or skins.
Fundamentalism A set of religious beliefs based on a strict interpretation of a sacred text.
Desertification The transformation of arable land into desert either naturally or through human intervention.
Mandate A commission from the league of nations authorizing a notion to govern a territory.
Zionist A member or a movement known as Zionism.
Self-Determination The right of a people to decide their own political future.
Drip Irrigation A process by which precisely controlled amounts of water drip directly onto plants.
Potash A mineral used in explosives and in fertilizer.
Fertile Crescent A region in the middle east where farming and the first civilization were formed.
Militia A citizen army.
Anarchy Political disorder and violence.
Embargo A severe restriction of trade with other countries.
Infrastructure Schools houses roads hospitals.
Falaj System In the Arabian peninsula an ancient system of underground and surface canals.
Secular Not related to a religion.
shah The title of a former leader in Iran.
Ayatolla A religious leader among Shiite Muslims
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