Vocab Africa

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Vocab Africa
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  1. One of the Bantu languages that belongs to the Niger-Congo group
    Swahili
  2. A system of radical segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP) governments, the ruling party from 1948 to 1994
    Apartheid
  3. A steep slope with a nearly flat plateau on top
    Escarpment
  4. An underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock of unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well.
    Aquifer
  5. An area that receives little rainfall. A type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well vegetation and wildlife.
    Desertification
  6. An uncontrollable outbreak of disease affecting a large population over a wide geographic area
    Pandemic
  7. A society in which people use to rely on family lineage to govern themselves rather than an elected government or monarch.
    Stateless society
  8. A marriage that includes more than two partners. When a man has more than one wife it is called ____. When a women has more than one husband it is called ____.
    Polygamy; polygyny; polyandry
  9. An extreme and long-term shortage of food which causes widespread hunger and sometimes death to millions of people
    famine
  10. A protest music that started inĀ Algeria
    Rai

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