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Ch. 24-27 Vocab.


Sahel The region in Africa just south of the Sahara.
Colonialism The system by which countries set up colonies to secure raw materials and markets for their products.
Plateau An area of high flat land.
Escarpment A steep cliff that separates two level areas of differing elevations.
Chaparral A type of vegetation that has adapted to the Mediterranean climates.
Savanna A tropical grassland with scattered trees, located in the warm lands near the equator.
Oral History History passed down by word of mouth.
Nomadic Herding The practice of moving flocks to different pastures through out the year.
Leaching The dissolving and washing away of nutrients in the soil.
Land Degradation Reduction in the productive potential of the land.
Population Density The average number of people living in a given area.
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