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Africa Geo/Envir # 1

Africa Geography & Environmental Issues Review # 1

The largest non-polar desert northern Africa. Sahara Desert
The landform that covers most of central coast of Africa. rainforest
Vast area of rolling grasslands with low shrubs that supports a variety of animals. savanna
Semi-arid region between the Sahara Desert and the rainforest that is slowly turning into a desert. Sahel
The basic physical systems of a country's population, including healthcare, roads, utilities, water, and sewage. infrastructure
A country surrounded by land. landlocked
The total loss of forest by cutting down too many trees. deforestation
The process of turning productive, or semi arid land into nonproductive desert. desertification
The name for a sert area that gets some rainfall or where there is a spring. oasis
The most relialble way to get across the Sahara. camel
One who wanders from place to place to find food and water. nomad
The area where desertification is the greatest. Sahel
Logging for industry, farming, and fuel is the main reason the loss of trees in this part of Africa. rainforest
Herders allowing their animals to eat too much natural vegetation. overgrazing
Country in West Africa that has the Niger River and the Sahel in the north. Nigeria
North African country that has the Nile River as its water source. Egypt
Central African country that is mostly rainforest. Congo
East African country that has savannas. Kenya
Country in the southern most tip of Africa. South Africa
Country that has divided into two countries due to ethnic conflict. Sudan
Largest lake in Africa. Lake Victoria
River with the most tributaries because it is in the rainforest. Congo
Longest River. Nile River
Biggest problem in the African rainforests cutting down trees for fuel and to sell
How does polluted water cause problems in sub-Saharan Africa? people get sick
Created by: Mrs. Corey



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