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erosion
The gradual wearing away of land by wind, glaciers, running water, or waves.
oasis
A well-watered place in the dessert.
desert
A very dry region that receives less than 10 inches of rain per year.
arid
Receiving little rainfall; dry
mosque
A Muslim place of worship
astrolabe
An instrument invented by Muslims to determine the positions of the stars, often used for sea and dessert travel.
Kaaba
A religious building in Mecca, now scared to Muslims, where Arabs worshiped many different gods and goddesses.
caliph
A term for a leader of Islam who came after Muhammad and who had both political and religious authority.
caravan
A group of travelers, merchants, or pilgrims traveling together for safety and security.
Islam
A world religion founded in the seventh century.
Koran
The book that Muslims believe contains the word of God as revealed to Muhammad.