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Africa Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Imperialism a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Colonialism the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.
Colonization Colonization (or colonisation) is an ongoing process of control by which a central system of power dominates the surrounding land and its components
Berlin Conference known as the Congo Conference
Dark Continent a name given to Africa by Europeans in the 19th century. The name meant that Africa was then an unknown area to Europeans, but it is now considered an offensive name.
Genocide the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
Apartheid an Afrikaans word meaning "separateness", or "the state of being apart"
Plateau A high flat land the is a mountain.
Sahara Desert A desert on the northern side of Africa.
Nile River a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km long
Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
Nelson Mandela South African statesman, president 1994–99; full name Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 as an activist for the African National Congress
Created by: chrisa1258