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Chapter 26-27

Shifting Agriculture The practice of farming a site until the soil is exhausted then moving on to a new site
Forage Food for grazing animals
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees
Desertification The transformation of arable land into desert either naturally or through human intervention
Refugee A person who flees his or her country to escape danger or unfair treatment
Landlocked Almost or entirely surrounded by land cut off from sea
Inland Delta An area of lakes, creeks and swamps away from the ocean
Coup The sudden overthrow of a ruler or government often involving violent force or threat of force
Ancestor woship The belief that respecting and honoring ones ancestor will cause them to live on in the spirit world after death
Animism The religious belief that such things as the sky rivers and trees contain gods or spirits
World Bank An agency of the United nations that provides loans to countries for development projects
International Monetary Fund Agency of the United Nations that provides loans to countries for development projects
Structural Adjustment program Program to reform the structure of an economy
Watershed Dividing ridge between two basins
Mercenary A professional soldier hired by a foreign country
Barter The exchange of goods without money
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