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7 07 Africa Vocab

Africa Vocabulary

developing country 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 by the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread of cutting forest
desertification process witch grassland changes to desert
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 system of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages
indigenous native to or originating from a place
industrialized country country in witch a great deal of manufactured goods
literacy rate percentage of people who can read and write
overgrazed to allow animals to trip areas so bear that plants cannot grow back
refugee person who fleas to another country to avoid persecution or diaster
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
Created by: madison.walla