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wctermsunit8

Vertical Terms Unit 8

TermDefinition
apartheid This is a system of legal racial segregation that existed in South Africa between 1948 and 1993, under which the rights of the majority 'non-white' inhabitants of the country were restricted.
human rights Universal rights possessed by all people in the world because they are a human being.
escarpment The physical geographic feature characterized by sharp cliffs caused by erosion, such as the Great Rift Valley.
desertification The process where fertile land turns into desert, usually caused by overgrazing.
genocide The systematic killing of a particular ethnic group.
refugees The migrant people who flee their homelands to escape disaster, persecution, or war.
erosion The physical process in which soil and rock is moved by wind or water.
Created by: kcmccoy