Flashcards › African Geography Vocabulary

silt finely ground fertile soil that is good for growing crops Suez Canal the canal between Sinai and the rest of Egypt, buildt by the French in the 1860s, very narrow waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea oasis a wet, fertile area in a desert where a natural spring or well provides water Atlas Mountains mountains on the northwestern side of the Sahara near the Mediterranean coast zonal "organized by zone" Sahel a strip of land that divides the desert from wetter areas desertification the spread of desertlike conditions savanna an area of tall grasses and scattered trees and shurbs rift valleys places on the Earth's surface where the crust stretches until it breaks; like the Great Rift Valley in East Africa - the largest rift on Earth Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa; located in East Africa droughts periods when little rain falls, and crops are damaged pans low, flat areas These are the vocabulary words from our lessons on African Geography.