Africa vocab

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Basin

a natural depression on the earth's surface, typically containing water.

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Aquifer

a body of permeable rock that can contain or transmit groundwater.

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Canopy

a rooflike projection or shelter.

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Berlin Conference

The Berlin Conference of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz), regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period, and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power.

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Pandemic

(of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

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Rai

a style of music fusing Arabic and Algerian folk elements with Western rock.

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Ashanti

a member of a people of south central Ghana.

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Commodity

a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee.

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Aids

a disease in which there is a severe loss of the body's cellular immunity, greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy.

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Malaria

an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells. The parasite is transmitted by mosquitoes in many tropical and subtropical regions.

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Escarpment

a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

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Oasis

a fertile spot in a desert where water is found.

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Desertification

the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate agriculture.

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Cash crop

a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.

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Masai

a member of a pastoral people living in Tanzania and Kenya.

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Stateless society

a society that is not governed by a state, or, especially in common American English, has no government.

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Apartheid

(in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
segregation on grounds other than race.

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Diversify

make or become more diverse or varied.

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Cholera

an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies and causing severe vomiting and diarrhea.

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Tuberculosis

an infectious bacterial disease characterized by the growth of nodules (tubercles) in the tissues, especially the lungs.