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SHMS 7th SS Vocab 4

SHMS 7th Grade Social Studies Vocab 4

TermDefinition
Renewable Resources natural resources that can be replaced in a relatively short period of time like trees and cocoa beans.
Sahara a large desert covering most of northern Africa.
Sahel a semiarid region that borders the Sahara to the south that is turning into a desert.
Savanna flat, grasslands that are scattered with trees and shrubs.
Semi-Arid a type of climate that is dry although it does receive more rainfall than an arid climate
South Africa the country in southern Africa that was segregated because of apartheid.
Standard of Living a measure for the quality of life in a location.
Swahili ethnic group that is a mix of the Bantu and Arab people who live mainly in Eastern Africa; also, the language they speak.
Tropical Rain Forest a region covered with tall trees and vegetation that receives a large amount of rainfall.
Arabs Live mostly in northern Africa and speak Arabic and most practice Islam
Ashanti believe in animism and the Golden Stool, found mostly in Ghana, West Africa, and speak 'Asante', or 'Twi'.
animism the belief that natural physical entities, including animals, plants, and features of the earth, have a spiritual essence.
Bantu made up of 600 ethnic groups,found throughout central and southern parts of the continent, mostly practice Islam, but some practice Christianity or animism.
Swahili inhabit the southern coast of East Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania, & Mozambique. Practice mostly Islam. Name means "one who lives on the coast".
Traditional Religion Characteristics include Creation stories Kings are seen as gods, ancestor worship, rituals including art, music, fire, dance, food, drink, charms and amulets.
Great Rift Valley A system of geologic depressions in southwest Asia and eastern Africa extending from the Jordan River valley to Mozambique. The region is marked by vulcanism and by a series of faults caused by tectonic action.
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