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7th: Chap 5 Vocab

North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia terms

irrigation process of collecting water and distributing it to crops
city-state independent political unit that includes a city and the surrounding area
polytheism belief in more than one god
theocracy form of government in which the leader claims to rule on behalf of a god
cuneiform form of writing from ancient Mesopotamia that consisted of wedge-shaped markings pressed into clay tablets
pharaoh name for powerful ruler in ancient Egypt
hieroglyphics system of writing that uses small pictures to represent sounds rather than ideas
monotheism belief in one god
covenant agreement
prophet messenger of God
caliph successor to Muhammad
terrorism violence used against the people or government in the hopes of winning political goals
hajj pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Makkah (Mecca), the completion of which at least once in a lifetime is one of the Five Pillars of Islam
saint Christian holy person
dietary law rules in certain religions that detail which foods people can and cannot eat and how food should be prepared and handled
epic tales or poems about heroes or heroines
mosque Islamic house of worship
calligraphy art of beautiful writing
bazaar local marketplace in North Africa and Southwest Asia
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