The Physical Geography of Africa South of the Sahara

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escarpment

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steep, often jagged slopes or cliffs

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cataracts

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towering waterfalls

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rift valley

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large crack in the Earth\'s surface formed by shifting tectonic plates

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rough water systems

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What makes modern day transportation inland difficult and also made early colonization of inner Africa extremely hard?

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Lake Victoria

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largest lake in Africa

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Delta

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triangular section of land formed by sand and silt carried by a river

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estuary

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passage where freshwater from a river meets saltwater

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leach

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dissolve and carry away

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savanna

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tropical grassland with scattered trees

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harmattan

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hot, dry air streams in from the Sahara on the northeast trade wind

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Serengeti Plain

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one of the world\'s largest savanna plains

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1914

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By when was all of Africa divided up?

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1884

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When was the Berlin Conference?

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Africa

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Who was not invited to the Berlin Conference?

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