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Unit 6 Africa vocab

TermDefinition
Escarpment Cliff, steppe, resulting from erosion
Canopy Dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees
Askum An important East African center of trade
Islam The religious faith of muslims
Bantu Migration The movement of the Bantu peoples southward throughout Africa, spreading their language and culture from around 500 B.C. to around A.D. 1000
Nelson Mandela ANC leader imprisoned by Afrikaner regime; released in 1990 and elected as president for South Africa in 1994
Malaria This disease is commonly associated with poverty and is spread by mosquitoes. Each year 1-3 million mostly in Sub- Saharan Africa die of this disease and hundreds of millions are effected
Rift Valley A deep valley that forms where two plates move apart
Oasis A fertile place where there is water and vegetation
Berlin Conference A meeting from 1884- 1885 at which representatives of European nations agreed on rules colonization of Africa
Rai A style of music fusing Arabic and Algerian folk elements with Western rock
Fang Sculpture Carved boxes containing the skulls
Created by: 19.schroeder