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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   a fight between to different groups within a country  
colony   overseas territory or settlement tied to a parent country  
coral reef   structure formed by skeletons of small sea animals  
deforestation   widespread cutting of forests  
desertification   process of grasslands changing into deserts  
drought   long period of dryness or water shortage  
genocide   mass murder of people because of there 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 or write  
overgraze   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 for him and his family  


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