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World Geo

Chapter 21, 22, and 23 Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Agriculture revolution The change from nomadic hunting and gathering to farming that took place about 8000 B.C.
Civilization An advanced culture
Monothesm The belief in one god.
Protectorates An area that has its own government but is controlled by an outside power.
Poaching Illegal hunting .
chaparral A type of natural vegetation
Mosques An Islam place of religious worship.
Muezzin In Islam, a crier who calls the the faithful to prayer five times each day from a minaret.
Minaret A tall, slender tower attached to a mosque.
Desalination The process of removing salt from seawater is it can be fro drinking water .
Nomads 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.
Autonomy Independence
Genocide The symptomatic killing or intentional destruction of a people
Nationalism Pride in one one's nation
Chernozem A rich top soil that is found in the Russian steppes
Fundamentalism A set of religious beliefs passed on a strict interpretation of a scared text.
Yurt A round tent made of wooden frame work and covered with felt or skins.
Desertification The transformation of arable land into desert either naturally or through human intervention.
Mandate Referred to land to be governed by an outside power on behalf of the league of Nations until it was ready for independence.
Self-determination The right to decide their own political future.
Zionists After the hill in Jerusalem to which Jews had always prayed to return.
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