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Sub-Saharan Africa

Major Terms for Chapter 7 in DE Techbook

TermDefinition
Sub-Saharan Referring to the area of Africa located below the Sahara Desert.
Desertification The process of land turning into desert often due to drought or loss of vegetation.
Monsoon A seasonal rain system that arrives at roughly the same time every year, almost always accompanied by a large quantity of rain.
Deforestation Cutting down a large amount of trees, at the same time, without replanting.
Subsistence Farming Only growing enough food to feed your family, no leftover to sell.
Migration The movement of a large body of people of a specified period of time.
Genocide The systematic killing of a group of people. Religion, race, and nationality are often the cause.
Drought A long period of time without rain.
Famine Large scale starvation
Dictator A ruler with absolute power who does not have to answer to the people
Tropical Rain Forest Vegetation with high biodiversity that also produces large amounts of oxygen.
Eco-Tourism Using the plant and animal life of a region to attract tourists and also to help preserve species.
Created by: HistoryGuy19