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CH. 18 Vocabulary

North Africa, Southwest Asia, or Central Asia Today

constitutional monarchy a form of government in which a king or queen is head of state but elected officials run many of the affairs of government
fellahin Egyptian peasant farmers
moshav a settlement in Israel in which members share in the work, but each can own some private property
cash crop a farm product grown for sale as an export
secular nonreligious
enclave a small territory surrounded by a larger territory
genocide the deliberate killing of an ethnic group
trade sanction an effort to punish a country by using trade barriers
bedouin desert nomads in Southwest Asia and North Africa
phosphates minerals used in fertilizers
civil war a conflict between different groups inside a country
fault a crack in the Earth's crust caused by colliding tectonic plates
embargo an order that restricts trade with another country
kibbutz settlement in Israel in which farmers share all of the work and property
alluvial plain an area of land built up by rich soil left by river floods
dictatorship government under the rule of one all-powerful leader
clan a group of families related by blood or marriage
casbah an older section of North African city, especially Algiers
Created by: akennon
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