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chapter 26 and 27

TermDefinition
shifting agriculture a form of agriculture, used especially in tropical Africa
forage a wide search over an area in order to obtain something, especially food or provisions.
deforestation to destroy forest
desertification the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.
refugee a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
landlocked a country or state not touching water, but surrounded by land.
island delta an area of lakes creeks and swamps away from the ocean.
coup sudden political takeover.
ancestor worship the belief in the spirits of the dead.
animism the belief that ordinary things in nature contain spirits and gods.
world bank give loans to countries for development projects
international monatary fund give loans to countries for development projects
structural adjustment program set of guidlines that is supposed to make a country's economy work better.
watershed dividing ridge between two basins.
mercenary hired soldiers
barter exchange of goods without money
harambee pulling together
pyrethrum a pesticide
malnutrition disease caused by not having a healthy diet.
strategic value the value of the location to nations planning a large scale military attack.
ethnocracy government where one ethnic group rules over others.
villagization forced to move into towns and work on collective farms
apartheid apartness
segregation forced to live apart
sanction actions that punished a country for behavior that the community does not approve.
enclave completely surrounded by larger country
white flight departure of white administrators and technitions
land redistribution
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