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Chapter 21

Hayden: North Africa

Erg A sea of sand created by high shifting sand dunes
Reg a gravel covered plain or desert area
Depression A large low area
Wadi Dry streambeds that fill with water only after a rainfall
Berbers A cultural group living in North Africa who pre-date the Arabs
silt Finely ground, fertile soil
pharaohs Kings of Egypt who were seen as gods and had complete power over Egyptians
hieroglyphs Egyptian writing system that used pictures and symbols
freeport Port where almost no taxes are placed on goods unloaded there
fellahin peasant farmers of Egypt
harmattan A hot, dry wind that sweeps southward across the Sahara desert
Created by: chayden