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Africa Vocabulary

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Developing Country   A poor country whose citizens who mostly work in agriculture.  
Life Expectancy   The average number of years a person from a certain group lives.  
Natural Resources   Naturally occurring materials that can be used by humans.  
Scarcity   Inadequate supply or shortage.  
Civil War   Fight between different groups within a country.  
Colony   Overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country.  
Coral Reef   Structure formed by the skeletons of small sea animals.  
Deforestation   Widespread cutting of forests.  
Desertification   Process by which grasslands change to dessert.  
Drought   Long period of extreme dryness and water shortages.  
Genocide   Mass murder of a people because of their race, religion, ethnicity, politics, or culture.  
Immigrant   Person who moves to a new country to make a permanent home.  
Imperialism   System of building foreign empires for military and trade advantages.  
Indigenous   Native to or originating from a place.  
Industrialized Country   Country in which a great deal of manufacturing occurs.  
Literacy Rate   Percentage of people who can read and write.  
Over Graze   To allow animals to strip areas so bare that plants cannot grow back.  
Refugee   Person who flees to another country to avoid persecution or disaster.  
Savanna   Broad grassland with few trees, found in the tropics.  
Subsistence Farm   Small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his own family.  


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