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1 By: Catherine Robinson
African Vocabulary By: Catherine Robinson

2 1-18 African Brick Yard words
1. Sahara 2. Sahel 3. Savanna 4. Tropical rain forest 5. Congo River 6. Niger River 7. Nile River 8. Lake Tanganyika 9. Lake Victoria 10. Atlas Mountains 11. Kalahari Desert 12. Democratic Republic of the Congo 13. Egypt 14. Kenya 15. Nigeria 16. South Africa 17. Sudan 18. South Sudan

3 1. Sahara Definition Sahara-
The Sahara  is the largest subtropical hot desert and third largest desert in the world. It covers a large portion of the northern area of the continent.

4 2. Sahel Definition Sahel-
The Sahel  is a semiarid region located in Northern Africa that stretches between the Atlantic Ocean and the Red Sea.

5 3. Savanna Definition Savanna-
A grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few tree’s. The savanna is scattered throughout Africa.

6 4. Tropical Rainforest Definition Tropical Rainforest-
A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem type that experiences high average temperatures and a significant amount of rainfall.

7 5.Congo River Definition Congo River-
The Congo River (aka the Zaire River in the past) is a river in Africa. It’s the world's deepest river. It is the second largest river in the world by volume of water discharged.

8 6.Niger River Definition Niger River-
The Niger River is the major river of western Africa, extending about 4,180 km (2,600 mi). It is supplied by the Guinea Highlands in southeastern Guinea.

9 7.Nile River Definition Nile River- The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, generally regarded as the longest river in the world. It is 6,853 km long.  Length: 4,258 miles (6,853 km)

10 8.Lake Tanganyika Definition
Lake Tanganyika- Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. It is also the world's longest freshwater lake.

11 9.Lake Victoria Definition Lake Victoria- The largest lake in Africa, and the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. It is on the Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya border. Lake Victoria is a headwater reservoir for the Nile River.

12 10. Atlas Mountains Definition Atlas Mountains- The Atlas Mountains stretch across the northwestern corner of Africa extending about 2,500 km through Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The highest peak is Toubkal, in southwestern Morocco. Elevation: 13,671' (4,167 m)

13 11. Kalahari Desert Definition Kalahari Desert- The Kalahari Desert is a large semi-arid sandy savannah in southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometers, covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. Area: 359,075 sq miles (930,000 km²)

14 12.Dmocratic Republic of the Congo
Definition Democratic Republic of the Congo-The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DROC is a country located in Central Africa.

15 13. Egypt Definition Egypt-
Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

16 14. Kenya Definition Kenya-
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi.

17 15.Nigeria Definition Nigeria-
Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic comprising 36 states and its Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. It is located in western Africa. It is bordered by Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Benin.

18 16. South Africa Definition South Africa-
South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometers of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans.

19 17.Sudan Definition Sudan- Sudan is an Arab republic in the Nile Valley of North Africa. The Nile River divides the country into eastern and western halves. The red sea is on the east side of Sudan.

20 18. South Sudan Definition
South Sudan- South Sudan is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.

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