the widespread clearing of forest land. It is common in sub-saharan Africa because of farmers cutting the wood for new farmland or the clearing of the wood for their own needs.
DEFORESTATION
Steppe areas are threatened by this in Africa. . It is the process that turns fertile land into land that is too dry to support life.
DESERTIFICATION
In very dry areas of Africa, these overpower the landscape.
DESERTS
In some parts of sub-Saharan Africa these are a problem. They are periods of time when there is no rain at all.
DROUGHTS
To help preservation to the rainforests and to boost economies, some African countries are encouraging this. It is touring a place without causing harm to the environment.
ECOTOURISM
Steep jagged cliffs found in eastern and southern Africa.
ESCARPMENTS
These are used to make drills, saws, and grinding tools because they are such a hard substance.
INDUSTRIALDIAMONDS
The source of the Blue Nile
LAKETANA
The source of the White Nile
LAKEVICTORIA
Believed to have broken away from Africa;4th largest island in the world
MADAGASCAR
among the southwestern coast is a desert made of rocks and dunes. It is cooler than other deserts in Africa.
NAMIB
Has a 68% literacy rate and is 356,668 sq. miles.
NIGERIA
Has replaced agricultural products as the principal export in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
OIL
Hot temperatures and plentiful rainfall supports these in sub-Saharan Africa. They are dense stands of trees that receive high amounts of precipitation each year
RAINFORESTS
A large break in the Earth's surface formed by shifting tectonic plates. One of these can be found stretching 4,000 miles from southwest Asia to southern Africa.
RIFTVALLEY
Is a country that has a life expectancy of 44 and 0.09 television sets per 1,000 people.
RWANDA
A country of 371 sq. miles and has 229 television sets per 1,000 people.
SAOTOMEANDPRINCIPE
Farther from the equator in sub-saharan Africa, rainforests give way to great stretches of tropical ___:grasslands with scattered woods. ___ grasslands are home to many popular animals in Africa.
SAVANNA
Arranged in an order and alike in some way; there is a ___ of escarpments in sub-Saharan Africa.
SERIES
471,444 square miles and is a country in sub-Saharan Africa
SOUTHAFRICA
___ Africa has a humid subtropical climate
SOUTHEASTERN
___ Africa has a mediterranean climate
SOUTHWESTERN
Found in African deserts; plants such as cacti with thick, fleshy leaves that can conserve moisture.
SUCCULENTS
A country with a life expectancy of 57 and an Arabic flag and language.
SUDAN
Climate found along equator in central Africa and south Africa
TROPICALWET
Sub-Saharan Africa lies mainly here. It receives the direct rays of the sun year round.
TROPICS
A country in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of 26,900,000 and a life expectancy of 48.
UGANDA
Sub-Saharan Africa is more than 3 times larger than this country.
UNITEDSTATES
In rainforests, this grows at different levels.
VEGETATION
Many tropical-African countries depend on this from trees in the rainforest.
WOOD
Plunges over a river and creates Victoria Falls, a series of waterfalls that drop 420 feet.
ZAMBEZIRIVER

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