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3 12 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

civil war fight between different groups within a country
deforestation widespread cutting down of forests
drought long period of extreme dryness and water shortage
immigrant person who moves to a new country to make a new home
indigenous native to or originating from a place
industrialized country country in which a great deal of manufacturing occurs
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas so bare that plants cannot grow back
poaching illegal hunting of protected animals
refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persecution or disaster
savanna broad grassland with few trees, found in the tropics
subsistence farm small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his own family
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
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
genocide mass murder of a people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, politics, or culture
imperialism system of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write
desertification process by which grasslands change to deserts
coral reef structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals
Created by: amber.palacios