Africa Vocab

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Basin

A bowl for washing

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Aquifer

Body of rock; transmits groundwater

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Canopy

A cloth held up over something

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Berlin Conference

regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period

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Pandemic

occurring over a wide geographic area and affecting an exceptionally high proportion of the population

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Rai

a style of Algerian popular music played on electric guitar

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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

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Malaria

an intermittent and remittent fever caused by a protozoan parasite that invades the red blood cells

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Escarpment

A long steep slope

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Oasis

A sspot in the desert where water is found

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Desertification

Fertile land becomes desert

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Cash crop

Crop produced for its commercial value

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Masai

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

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Stateless society

society that is not governed by a state, or, especially in common American English

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Apartheid

A policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.

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Deversify

make or become more diverse or varied.

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Cholera

an infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine

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Tuberculosis

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