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created by subsurface water or water surrounded by desert
oasis
A region of shifting sand dunes
erg
flat, raised, landform with steep cliffs
plateau
dry desert streambed
wadi
desert gravel plain
desert pavement
broad, flat, lowland areas
basin
a rocky plateau
hammada
dense tropical forest or jungle
rain forest
mild coastal climate
Mediterranean
arid land with very warm climate
desert
tropical grasslands with scattered trees
savanna
hot, dry, treeless grasslands
steppe
high areas with mild to cold temps
highland
semi-desert areas on fringe of Sahara
Sahel
land that rises high above other terrain
mountains
raised land forms with steep sides
plateau
where a river slows down and drops alluvial soil before entering a sea or ocean
delta
This desert covers about 1/4 of Africa; world's largest desert
Sahara Desert
Africa has a higher average __________ than any other continent in the world.
temperature
The continent of Africa is centered on the _________.
Equator
At 19,340 feet high, Kilimanjaro is the _________ peak in Africa.
highest
Four great rivers are located in Africa. The _________ rive is the longest of these and the longest in the world.
Nile
More of Africa is covered by ________ than any other continent.
desert
Climate regions: Sahara, Kalahari, Namib
Deserts
North of the Atlas Mountains
Mediterranean
Climate region: Congo forest and river basin
Tropical
Climate region: Ethiopian Highlands
Highlands
Climate region: Great Rift Valley & Serengeti, grasslands, few trees
savanna
Climate region: the Sahel/ edge of Sahara, grassland, limited trees
steppe
Vocabulary: dense
thick
Vocabulary: humid
muggy
Vocabulary: moist
damp
Vocabulary: sparse
few
Vocabulary: arid
dry
Vocabulary: scattered
separated
low area between two mountains
valley
Locate: Sahara Desert
northern Africa
Locate: Lake Victoria
largest lake in Africa
Locate: Namib Desert
desert that stretches across southwest Africa and touches the Atlantic Ocean
Locate: Mediterranean Sea
forms the northern boundary of Africa
Locate: Nile River
world's longest river; flows north through Egypt into the Mediterranean Sea
Locate: Great Rift Valley
Volcanic action created this lowland area in eastern Africa; runs from Lake Victoria to southeast end of Red Sea
Locate: Kalahari Desert
the only true desert in southern Africa (central southern tip of Africa)
Locate: Red Sea
eastern Africa between Egypt and Saudi Arabia; has bunny ears
Locate: Lake Chad
the only lake located along the Sahara; central Africa
Locate: Lake Tanganyika
The deepest lake in Africa; long lake southeastern Africa; west of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Locate: Mt. Kilimanjaro
Africa's highest mountain peak; southeastern Africa, southeast of Lake Victoria, south of Mt. Kenya
Locate: Zambezi River
southern Africa, east of Madagascar