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Africa-West

Holt Chapter 21

TermDefinition
Niger River body of water that flows in the interior region of West Africa and empties into the Gulf of Giuinea
zonal means "organized by zone"
Sahel a strip of land that divides the desert from wetter areas
desertification the spread of dry and arid conditions
savanna area of tall grasses and scattered trees and shrubs
Timbuktu a cultural center in Songhai
animism the belief that bodies of water, animals, trees and other natural objects have spirits
extended family includes the father, mother, children and close relatives in one household
secede to break away from the main country
famine an extreme shortage of food
Lagos the most populous city in West Africa
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