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7 26 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 a groups within a country
colony overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country
coral reef structure formed of the skeletons of small sea animals
deforestation widespread cutting of forests
desertification process by witch grasslands change 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 it a permanent home
imperialism system of building a foreign empire for the military and trade advantages
indigenous native or originating from a place
industrialized country a country witch a great deal of machinery occurs
literacy rate percentage of people who can read or write
overgraze to allow animals to strip areas so bare plants cannot grow again
refugee person who flees to another country to avoid persecution or disaster
savanna broad grassland with few trees ,found in tropics
subsistence farm small plot where a farmer grows enough food for family
Created by: skyler.pettway