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SW Asia 7

Vocabulary

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Golan Heights Hilly plateau overlooking the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee; a strategic location that has been site of conflict in SW asia.
Wadi River bed that remains dry except during the rainy seasons.
Tigris River One of the most important rivers in SW asia; it supported several ancient river valley civilizations.
Euphrates River River in SW asia which supported several ancient civilizations and flows through parts of Turkey, Syria, an Iraq and emties into the Persian Gulf.
Jordan River River that serves as a boundary between Israel and Jordan.
Dead Sea Landlocked salt-lake between Israel and Jordan.
Rub al-Khali Known as the empty quarter; one of the largest sandy deserts in the world, covering about 250,000 square miles.f
Oasis Flat land made of chemical salts that remain after winds evaporate the moisture in the soil.
Salt Flat Practice of using small pipes that slowly drip water just above ground to conserve water to use for crops.
Drip Irrigation
Desalization
Fossil Water
Crude Oil
Refinery
Mecca
Islam
Muhammed
Mosque
Theocratic
OPEC
Western Wall
Dome of the Rock
Zionism
PLO
Kurds
Mesopotamia
Sunni
Shi'ite
Taliban
Guest Workers
Stateless Nation
Palestinians
West Bank
Gaza Strip
Strategic Commodity
Human Resources
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