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3 18 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

developing county a poor country whose citizens mostly work in agriculture
life expectancy the average number of years a person from a certain group lives
natural resources naturally occurring materials that can be used by humans
scarcity inadequate 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 the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread cutting of forests
desertification process of removing salt to make seawater drinkable
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortages
genocide mass murder of a people because of their race,religion,ethnicity,politics,or culture
immigrant person who moves to a new country to make a permanent home
imperialism sytem of building foregin empires for milliary and trade advantages
indigenous native to or organating from a place
industrialized country country in which a great deal of manufactoring occurs
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas so bare that the plants cannot grow back
refugee person who flees to anouther country to avoid persecution or disaster
savanna broad grassland with few trees,found in tropics
subsistence farm small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his family
Created by: samantha.oquinn