Africa vocab terms

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Africa vocab 20 terms
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Basin

A large depression in earth containing water

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Aquifer

An underground layer of rock that stores water

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Canopy

The tops of tress especially in rainforests

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Berlin conference

A meeting in 1884-1885 in Germany to establish rules for political control in Africa

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Pandemic

A disease affecting a large population or a wide area

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Rai

A popular Algerian music from the 1920's. Fast paced and dancable

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Ashanti

People who live in what is now Ghana, in west Africa, and who are known for their artful weaving of colorful asasia, or kente cloth

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Commodity

An agricultural or mining product that can be sold

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AIDS

A large disease that is found in blood. It weakens the immune system. Can be passed on by blood or std wise

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Malaria

An infectious disease in red blood cells carried and spread by mosquitoes found frequently in Africa.

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Escarpment

A steep slope with nearly a flat plateau on top

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Oasis

A place where water has reached land, very fertile now.

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Desertification

The expansion of dry deserts on to previously good land

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Cash crop

Crop grown for direct sale, such as coffe, tea, and sugar in Africa.

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Masai

A member of pastoral people living in Tanzania or Kenya.

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Stateless society

One in which lineages or families whose members are decended to run the government

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Apartheid

A policy of complete separation of the races

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Diversify

To increase in variety of products in a counties economy

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Cholera

A disease that comes from drinking unclean water like in africa

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Tuberculosis

A respetory infection often accompanied by AIDS spread by contact.