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ch 24-27

ch 24-27 vocabulary

sahel the region in africa just south of the sahara
colonialism the system by which countries set up colonies to secure sources of raw materials and markets for their products
plateau an area of high flat land
escarpment a steep cliff that separates two levels areas of differing elevations
chaparral a type of natural veetation that is adapted to mediterranean climates small evergreen trees and low bushes or scrubs
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 flocking to different pastures throughout the years
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
delta the land that forms at the mouth of some rivers by soil that is dropped as the river slows and enters the sea
fellaheen egyptian peasants
sandstorm a windstorm that blows hot air dust and grit
bazaar a open air market a street lined with shops and stalls
basin irrigation in eygpt a system by which water and silt were controlled by embankments and time-released to irrigate farmlands
reservoir a natural or artifical lake used to collect water ofor human needs
perennial irrigation an irrigation system that provides necessary water to the land throughout the year
capital wealth in the form of money or property owned or used in the business
wadi a usually dry riverbed or gully that temporarily holds water from a sudden downpour
caravan a large group of merchants who join together to travel in saftey
madina the old section of north african city usually centered around a mosque
souk a market in an arab community
shifiting agriculture the practice of farming a site until the soil is exhausted then moving on to a new site
forage food for grazing animals
deoresttation the process of stripping the land of its tree
desertification the transformation of arable land into desert either naturally or through human intervention
refuguee a person who flees his or her country to escape danger or unfair treatment
landlocked almost or entirely surrounded by land cut off from the sea
inland delta an area of lakes creeks and swamps away from the ocean
coup the sudden overthrow of a ruler or goverment often involving violent force to the threat of force
ancestor worship the belief that respecting and honoring one's ancestors witll cause them to live 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 nation that provides loans to countries for development projects
internation monetary fund an agency of the united nation that proveds loans of countries for development projects
structural adjustment program a program of reform the structure of an economy
watershed a dividing ridge between two basins
mercenary a professional soldier hired by a foreign country
barter the exchanging of goods without money
harambee a policy of cooperation adopted in kenya after independence to encourage economic growth
pyrethrum a pesticide produced from certain flowers
malnutrition disease cause by a lack of food or and unblanced diet
strategic value importance of a place or thing for nation planning military actions
ethnocracy a system of government in which one ethnic group rules over others
villagization a political movenment by which rural people are forced to move to towns and work on collective farms
apartheid formerly in the republic of south africa the policy of strict racial segregation
seregation the separation of the races
sanction an action taken by the international community to punish a country to punish a country for unacceptable behaviors
enclave a country completely surrounded by another country
white flight the departure of white people from a region
land redistribution a policy by which land is taken from those who won a large amounts and redistributed to thouse who have little or none
Created by: chloe.dorsett15



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