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ch 24-27 vocab

world geography

TermDefinition
sahel region in africa just south of the sahara
colonialism the system by which countries set up colonies to secure sources of raw materials and markets for their products
plateau an area of high,flat land
escarpment a steep cliff that separates two level areas of differing elevations
chaparral a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to mediterranean climates;
savanna a tropical grassland with scattered trees, located in the warm lands near the equator
oral history history passed down by word of mouth
nomadic herding the practice of moving flocks to different pastures throughout the year
leaching the dissolving and washing away of nutrients in the soil
land degradation reduction in the productive potential of the land
population density the average number of people living in a given area
Created by: jonathanhart