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Africa Vocabulary

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developing country   a poor country whose citizens 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 of removing salt to make seawater drinkable  
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   the policy of extending the rule or an empire or nation over foreign countries, of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies  
indigenous   originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to ) :the plants indigenous to Canada; the indigenous peoples of southern Africa  
industrialized country   a country characterized by industry on an extensive scale  
literacy rate   the literacy rate is the percentage of people with the ability to read and write  
overgraze   to graze beyond its capacity to sustain stock  
refugee   a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.  


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