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Ch. 5-1 Notes Geography of Africa. Geographic Features 2nd largest continent Niger River- this allowed civilizations to grow in sub-Saharan Africa.

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1 Ch. 5-1 Notes Geography of Africa

2 Geographic Features 2nd largest continent Niger River- this allowed civilizations to grow in sub-Saharan Africa

3 Africa’s 4 Regions Sahara- the farthest north. The world’s largest desert. Sahel- divides the desert from wetter areas. It has enough vegetation to support hardy grazing animals. Savannah- or open grass with scattered trees. Grazing animals are common there. Rain forest- densely wooded forest. This area receives a lot of rain and many plants and animals are here.

4 West Africa’s Resources Crops Gold Salt-very valuable because everyone needed salt to live and to preserve food. Salt and gold were traded equally for each other.


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