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ch 21,22,23 vocab

TermDefinition
agricultural revolution The change from nomadic hunting and gathering to farming that took place about 8000B.C.
civilization an advanced culture
monotheism The belief in one god
protectorates an area that has its own government but is controlled by an outside power
chaparral A type of natural vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates; small evergreen trees and low bushes or scrub
poaching Illegal hunting
Desalination plant the process of removing salt from seawater so that it can be used for drinking and irrigation
nomad a person who travels from place to place
trade deficit the situation in which a country imports more than it exports
trade surplus the situation in which a country exports more than it imports
mosque Islamic places of worship
muezzin crier
minaret the tower attached to the mosque to call the people to prayer
autonomy independence
genocide the systematic killing or intentional destruction of people
nationalism the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a separate nation, are strong in both groups.
chernozem rich soil top
fundamentalism a set of religious beliefs based on a strict interpretation of sacred text
yurt large portable round tents
desertification extension of the desert landscaped through the activities of people and livestock as well as climatic changes
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