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vocab- Danny Albert


Alluvial soil rich soil made up of sand and mud deposited by moving water
Wadi streambeds that remain dry until a heavy rain fall
Phosphate a chemical used in fertilizers
Oasis a place in the desert where underground water surfaces
Pastoralism raising and grazing of livestock or a way of life for people who live in a steppe climate
Ethnic diversity differences among groups based on languages, customs, and beliefs
Infrastructure basic urban necessities like streets and utilities
Domesticate take them from the wild and make them useful to people
Culture hearth centers where cultures develped and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
Cuneiform wadge-shaped symbols written on wet clay tablets
Hieroglyphics form of picture writing
Monotheism belief in one god
Prophet messenger
Mosque a house of worship where the Muslims pray
Nationalism belief in the right of an ethnic group to have its own independent country
Nationalize placed under governments control
Embargo a ban on trade
Ziggurat large mud-brick temples
Bedouin desert nomads
Bazaar traditional marketplace
Arable suitable for farming
Commodity economic goods
Petrochemical products derived from petroleum or natural gas to make fertilizers, medicines, plastics, and paints
Gross domestic product the value of goods and services produced in a country in a year
Hajj pilgrimage
Atlas Mountains Africa’s longest mountain range, extends across Morocco and Algeria
Caucasus Mountains rise north of Mount Ararat between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea
Arabian Peninsula To the east, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden separate this Peninsula from Africa.
Persian Gulf This Gulf frames this peninsula on the east, and the Arabian Sea borders it on the south.
Sinai Peninsula To the northwest, the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba flanks this Peninsula.
Anatolia To the north, the peninsula of this place points west to the Aegean Sea.
Dead Sea The smallest of these seas, sits at the mouth of the Jordan River.
Caspian Sea In Central Asia, this Sea is the largest inland body of water on Earth
Aral Sea this sea is East of the Caspian Sea Until the 1960s, it was the world’s fourth-largest inland sea. Now it is just a fraction of its former size.
Nile River the world’s longest river at 4,160 miles. The Nile Delta and the fertile land along the river’s banks gave birth to one of the world’s earliest civilizations.
Tigris River Known by ancient peoples as Mesopotamia, Greek for “land between two rivers,”; eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia
Euphrates River one of the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia which mainly flows through Iraq
Sahara the largest desert in the world at around 3.5 mil square miles
Rub’ al-Khali has the largest area of sand in the region
Kara-Kum Nomadic herds of sheep, goats, and camels graze on brush in Central asia
Gulf of Aqaba the gulf i east of the Sinai peninsula and west of the Arabian peninsula
Strait of Hormuz a strait between the gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf
Aswan High Dam a dam built across the Nile at egypt
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