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Chpt 18 Vocab.
Vocab. for final exam for Coach Walker.
|Nile River||The world's longest river.|
|Mount Kilimanjaro||Africa's Highest Mountain|
|Coffee||2nd most profitable commodity in Africa.|
|Climate Areas||The Deserts; The Tropics|
|Aquifer||huge stores of underground water|
|Aswan High Dam||a dam on the Nile River in Egypt, completed in 1970, which increased Egypt's farmable land by 50% and protected it from droughts and floods.|
|Rift Valleys||a long, thin valley created by moving apart of the continental plates, present in East Africa, streching over 4,000 miles from Jordan in Southwest Asia to Mozambique in Southern Africa.|
|Escarpment||a steep slope with a nearly flat plateau on top.|
|Sahara||the largest desert in the world|
|Serengeti Plain||an area of East Africa, containing some of the best grasslands in the world and many grazing animals.|
|Desertification||an expansion of dry conditions to moist areas that are next to deserts.|