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CH 21,22,23 Vocab

chapter 21,22,23 vocaulary

agricultural revolution the change from nomadic hunting and gathering to farming that took place about 8000 bc
civilization an advanced culture
monotheism the belief in one god
protectorate an are that has it s own government but is controlled by outside power
chaparral a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates, small evergreen trees and low bushes or scrub
poaching illegal hunting
mosque an Islamic place of religious worship
muezzin in Islam a crier who calls the faithful to prayer five times each day from a minaret
minaret a tall slender tower attached to a mosque
desalination the process pf removing salt from seawater so that it can be used for drinking and irrigation
nomad a person who travels place to place
trade deficit the situation in which a country imports more than it exports
trade surplus the situation in which a country exports more than it imports
autonomy independence
genocide the systematic killing or intentional destruction of a people
nationalism pride in one's nation the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a separate nation
chernozem a rich topsoil found in the Russian steppes and other mid latitude grasslands
yurt a round tent made of wooden framework and coverd with felt or skin
fundamentalism a set of religious beliefs based on a strict interpretation of sacred text
desertification the transformation of arable land into dessert either naturally or through human intervention
mandate a commission from the league nation authorizing a nation to govern a territory
zionist a member of a movement known as Zionism founded to promote the establishment of an independent Jewish state
self determination the right of a people to decide their own political future
drip irigation a process by which precisely controlled amounts of water drip directly onto plants
potash a mineral used in explosives and fertilizer
fertile crescent a region in the middle east where farming and the first civilization developed
militia a citizen army
anarchy political disorder and violence lawlessness
embargo a sever restriction of trade with other countries
infrastructure the basic support facilities of a community or country such as roads and bridges
Falaj system in the Arabian peninsula an ancient system of underground and surface canals
secular worldly not relating to region
shah the title of the former leader of Iran
ayatollah a religious leader among Shiite Muslims
Created by: Gabe Hopkins