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1 15 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocab

Developing Country a poor country whose citizens mostly work in agriculter
life expectancy the average number of years a person from certain group lives
natural resources naturally occurring materials that can be used by humans
scarcity indequate supply or shortage
civil war fight between different groups within a country
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
coral reef structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread cutting of forests
desertifiactoin process by which grasslands change to desert
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortage
genocide mass murder of a people because of their race, religion, ethnicity politics, or culture
immigrant person who move to a new country to make permanent home
imperialism system of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages
indigenous native to or originating from a place
industrialized country country in which great deal of manufacturing occurs
literacy rate percentage of people who can read or write
overgrazed to allow animals to strip areas so bare that plants cannot grow back
redugee person who flees to anther country to avoid persecution or disater
savanna broad grasslands with few trees, found in tropics
subsistence farm small plot where farmers grows only enough food to feed his own family
Created by: faith.lowe