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Africa Vocabulary

Arid Very dry
Escarpment A steep cliff
Drought Period of time with little rain
Rift Valley A long depression with steep walls of land
Famine Scarcity of food
Malnutrition A disease where there is a lack of proper food and vitamins
Desertification The making of a desert -This is happening in the Sahel.
Sahel Area of Africa between the desert and the savanna - desertification is happening here
Plateau A flat land that is raised above the surrounding land
Adaptation Process of adapting to change
Fault A crack in the Earth's crust
Erosion wearing ( carrying) away of soil and rock
Poacher Someone who hunts animals illegally
Colonialism government when another country owns a country (resources, economy)
Clan close group of family
Subsistence Farming Farming which produces crops that are needed to keep the family alive
Cash Crop A crop that is grown to sell
Deforestation The removing of trees and forests
Apartheid The strict government rules separating the races of South Africa
Created by: sp_tolson
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