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180 Days - Africa

Around the World in 180 Days

TermDefinition
large area of grasslands savanna
elevated area of flat land plateau
very dry grasslands with few trees, located near deserts steppe
dry riverbed wadi
waterfall or rapids cataract
a triangular deposit of soil formed at the mouth of some rivers delta
vast forested areas in western and central Africa that receive more than 100 inches of rainfall per year tropical rain forest
thick growth of plants found on the forest floor in tropical rain forests jungle
nomadic Arabs living I'm desert areas that travel with their flocks following grazing areas Bedouins
a point of land that juts out into the water cape
ancient Egyptian form of writing hieroglyphics
a plant the Egyptians used to make baskets, boxes, mats, sandals, furniture, and paper papyrus
a high official, second in command to the pharaoh vizier
a ruling family dynasty
the process of preserving dead bodies mummification
a group of people who are descended from a common ancestor clan
two or more clans living together in a community tribe
poems, songs, or stories that are passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth oral tradition
the building of empires by a nation imperialism
doing away with or putting an end to something abolition
people of Dutch, German, or Huguenot descent who lived in South Africa Boers
the eating of human flesh cannibalism
a person who draws maps cartographer
believing in more than one god polytheism
believing in only one god monotheism
attributing conscious life to objects in nature animism
a mixture of Arabic, Persian, Indian, and native African languages Swahili
Created by: sherrimclaughlin