Africa

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  1. One of the Bantu languages that belong to
    the Niger-Congo group.
    Swahili
  2. was a system of racial 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 or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt) from which groundwater can be extracted using a water well.
    aquifer
  5. a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as 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 a monarch.  A lineage is a family or group that has descended from a common ancestor.  
    stateless society 
  8. a marriage that includes more than two partners.  
    polygamy 
  9. an extreme and long-term shortage of food which causes widespread hunger and sometimes death to millions of people.
    famine
  10. Protest music born in Algeria.  
    Rai
  11. the second largest continent on earth
    Africa
  12. Africa has a total of ___ countries.  
    54
  13. The longest river in the world 
    The Nile River
  14. The largest desert in the world 
    Sahara Desert 
  15. a climate zone with the same average temperature and the same average precipitation.
    a biome 
  16. four biomes on the African continent
    • Desert
    • Rain forest
    • Savannah
    • Chaparral
  17. an area that gets less than 10 inches of rain per year.
    desert 
  18. regions which experience heavy rainfall. It must receive at least 70 inches of rain per year. 
    rain forest 
  19. Rain forests are responsible for processing ___ % of the world’s carbon dioxide and turning it into oxygen so that we can breath.
    28
  20. Approximately _____ medical compounds prescribed by Western doctors are derived from plants. 
    7,000
  21. a grassy plain which covers nearly half of Africa. It characterized by scattered trees among a landscape of grasses and shrubs.
    Savannah 
  22. a tree or umbrella thorn tree. They are trees that grow native to Africa and are a common symbol of the savannahs in Africa.
    tortilis 
  23. characterized by short woody shrubs and a climate of mild wet winters and hot dry summers. 
    chaparral 
  24. The study of water flow in aquifers and the characterization of aquifers
    hydro-geology 

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