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delta
area formed from soil deposited by a river at its mouth
silt
small particles of rich soil
oasis
a green area in a desert fed by underground water
aquifers
underground rock layers that store large amounts of water
dictator
an all-powerful leader
terroism
against the United states and its goals
secular
nonnational election
constitutional monarchy
government in which a kind or queen is the official head of the state, but elected officials run the government
mosques
places of worship for the followers of Islam
kibbutz
were properties are shared
moshav
share farming, production, and selling, but each may have there own private property as well
bedouin
nomadic desert people who follow a traditional way of life
wadi
dry riverbeds filled by rain water from rare down pours
desalinization
takes salt out of seawater
hajj
a person who is musslim that at least once in their life go to makkah
alluvial plain
an area built up by rich fertile soil left from the floods
embargo
an order that restricts trade with another country
shahs
empire ruled by a king
islamic republic
a government run by the musslims religous leaders