geog 4 Chapter 10 voc

geog 4 Chapter 10 voc - sustenance and livelihood. Taliban...

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Chapter 10: Central Asia Alluvial fan – A fan shaped deposit of sediments dropped by a river or stream flowing out of a mountain range. Exclave – A portion of a country’s territory that lies outside of its contiguous land area. Exotic River – A river that issues from a humid area and flows into a dry area otherwise lacking streams. Loess – fine, wind-deposited sediment that makes fertile soil but is very vulnerable to water erosion. Pastoralist – Nomadic and sedentary peoples who rely upon livestock for their
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Unformatted text preview: sustenance and livelihood. Taliban – harsh, Islamic fundamentalists group that ruled most of Afghanistan in the late 1990s. In 2001, the Taliban lost power, yet remnant groups continue to fight against US led forces in southern and eastern Afghanistan. Theocracy – A political state led by religious authorities. Transhumance – A form of pastoralism in which animals are taken to high altitude in the summer and low altitude in the winter....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course GEOG 1003 taught by Professor Patzewitsch during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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