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N.Africa&Asia Voc

Our World Today Ch4

hajj religious journey to Makkah
delta area formed from soil deposited by a river at its mouth
silt small particles of rich soil
oasis green area in a desert fed by underground water
aquifer underground rock layers that store large amounts of water
dictator an all-powerful leader
terrorism use of violent acts against civilians to achieve certain goals
secular nonreligious
constitutional monarchy form of government in which a king or queen is head of state but elected officials run the government
mosque place of worship for followers of Islam
kibbutz settlement where property is shared
moshav a settlement where people share in farming, production and selling, but each person may own private property as well.
Bedouins nomadic desert peoples who follow a traditional way of life
wadi dry riverbeds filled by rainwater from rare downpours
desalinization process that takes salt out of seawater
alluvial plain area that is built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods
embargo an order that restricts trade with another country
shah title given to kings who ruled Iran
Islamic republic government run by Muslim religious leaders
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